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Keywords: tank car safety
The Effects of Work Schedule on Train Handling Performance and Sleep of Locomotive Engineers: A Simulator Study.
Keywords: locomotive engineers; fatigue; work schedules, hours of service; sleep, RALES simulator; work performance; train-handling; alertness; ciradian rythms, safety
Abstract: Current Federal regulations governing Hours of Service for locomotive engineers allow work schedules that have backwards rotating shift start times. Locomotive engineers who work...
Keywords: Track Lateral Shift, Net Axle Force Ratio, Vehicle-Track Interaction, Track Residual Deflection, OMNISM
Abstract: This report describes analysis tools to predict shift under high-speed vehicle-track interaction. The analysis approach is based on two fundamental models developed (as part of...
Keywords: tank cars; damage assessment; guidelines