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Assessment of Potential Aerodynamic Effects on Personnel and Equipment in Proximity to High Speed Train Operations: Safety of High-Speed Ground Transportation Systems
Keywords: Aerodynamic; Train interaction; Aerodynamics; High speed ground transportation; High speed rail; Human comfort; Passing trains; Safety; Window glazing
Abstract: Amtrak is planning to provide high-speed passenger train service at speeds significantly higher than their current top speed of 125 mph, and with these higher speeds, there are...
The Aerodynamic Effects of High-Speed Trains on People and Property at Stations in the Northeast Corridor
Keywords: Northeast corridor, Computational fluid dynamics, Acela, Acela trainset, aerodynamics, FLUENT
Abstract: This report presents the results of a study to evaluate the aerodynamic (air velocity and pressure) effects of the new high-speed trains on the safety and comfort of people and...
Abstract: Petitioner, Dennis Bourgeois, Jr. (“Bourgeois”), through the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, appealed to the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”),...
Keywords: Safety, Trespassing, Grade Crossing Collisions, Occupational Injuries, Operational Accidents
Abstract: This paper discusses the safety challenges faced by railroads in the United States. It discusses and evaluates public policy dealing with trespassing, grade crossing collisions,...