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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: Acoustic Emissions, Liquid Penetrant, Ultrasonics, Visual Testing, Nondestructive Evaluation
Abstract: An evaluation of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods, authorized for use in replacing the current hydrostatic pressure test for qualification or re-qualification of railroad...
Keywords: Continuous Welded Rail, Track Panel Shift Behavior,
Abstract: Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (VNTSC) has created a model to predict, among other things, panel shift behavior of track structure. A series of tests was performed...
Keywords: Railroad Mergers, Competitive Effects
Abstract: In the post-Staggers era, the U.S. railroad industry has experienced a significant number of mergers and a sharp reduction in the number of Class I rail carriers. This paper...