Keywords: Track Buckling, Lateral Stability, CWR, Buckling Prevention, Buckling Models, CWR Safety and Maintenance, Neutral Temperature, Rail Temperature
Abstract: This report is a part of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center’s Track Stability Research Program for the Federal Railroad Administration on thermal buckling of...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, cab console, secondary impact protection, airbags, energy absorption, crushable knee bolster, quasi-static testing, crash energy management, injury indices, finite element analysis
Abstract: The objective of this project was to develop and analyze a passive system to protect a cab car engineer from secondary impact injuries that might be experienced due to impact with...
Keywords: CTILWEB, Cab Technology Integration Laboratory (CTIL), pilot experiment, moving map display, operator performance, safety, technology
Abstract: A human performance study was conducted at the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) using a locomotive research simulator—the Cab Technology...
Keywords: Inertia Friction Welding, Signal Wire, Signal Wire Bonding, Rail Wire Interface
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, freight conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities
Abstract: This document describes the results from a job analysis that was conducted for the position of Freight Conductor. Key aspects of the position were identified, including main tasks...