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Keywords: Wheel temperature detector, ineffective brake, air cut out, bad order, cold wheel
Abstract: In support of the FRA Energy, Environment, and Engine (E3) program, this study reviews and evaluates technology development opportunities, equipment upgrades, and best practices (...
Keywords: Fiber Optic, Broken Rail, Acoustic, Seismic, Rail Break, Wayside Systems
Abstract: This report describes the activities and presents the results of a feasibility study to examine the viability of using fiber-optic acoustic technologies to detect broken rails in...
Keywords: Concrete freeze-thaw durability, concrete railroad ties, ASTM C666
Abstract: Freezing and thawing durability tests of prestressed concrete ties are normally performed according to ASTM C666 specifications. Small specimens are cut from the shoulders of...
Keywords: Wide-gap weld, thermite, revenue service
Development of an Operationally Efficient PTC Braking Enforcement Algorithm for Freight Trains: Appendices F
Keywords: Braking algorithm, enforcement algorithm, positive train control, PTC, train control, simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, adaptive enforcement algorithm, emergency brake backup