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Policy and Guidance
Safety Compliance Oversight Plan for Rail Transportation of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel
Keywords: transportation of radioactive materials
Abstract: Ensuring the Safe, Routine Rail Transportation of Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel ; The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has regulatory oversight for the safety...
Keywords: Acoustic emission location sensor-array
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to develop a sensor array capable of identifying the location of acoustic sources. The sensor array was constructed from a polymer known as PVDF....
Keywords: Damage Tolerance Analysis, Full-Scale Fatigue Crack Growth
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration, with supplemental support from the Railway Progress Institute, contracted with the Association of American Railraods (AAR), Transportation...
Keywords: Braking; Heat transfer analysis; Rail vehicles; Wheels
Abstract: The principles of heat transfer are applied to analyze the so-called “rail chill” effect, which refers to heat loss by conduction from a hot rail vehicle wheel through the contact...
Keywords: auditory warning, community noise impact, highway-railroad grade crossings, safety, train horn,
Abstract: This report examines whether the use of a stationary horn at grade crossings reduces community noise impacts or affects motorist safety.
This report examines whether the use of a stationary horn at grade crossings reduces community noise impacts or affects motorist safety.