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Relationship of Inspection Methods to Ballast Degradation Models: Phase I
Keywords: Ballast, track geometry, lateral strength, lateral resistance, single tie push test, STPT, ballast condition, forecasting, track, ground penetrating radar, GPR
Framework for Wheel Life Model – Phase I
Keywords: Rolling contact fatigue, contact stress, crack growth, crack initiation, creep, fatigue strength, heat treatment, pearlite, wheel damage map, quenching, residual stress, S-660, shakedown, time-temperature-transformation, tread-braking
Smart Track: Wireless, Continuous Monitoring of Track Conditions
Keywords: Smart Track, wireless smart sensors, exception reporting, structural health monitoring
Investigation of Wheel and Rail Rolling Contact Fatigue by Using a Full-Scale Simulator
Keywords: Rolling contact fatigue, RCF, rolling contact fatigue simulator, RCFS, high-impact wheel, HIW, wheel and rail defects, wheel and rail forces
Unsaturated Characteristics of Fouled Ballast to Support In Situ Identification of Fouling Using Ground Penetrating Radar – Phase I
Keywords: Ballast stability detection technology, suction water characteristic curves, SWCC, large-scale direct shear, LSDS, ballast, fouling, track