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Improved Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems for US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Corridors: Volume 1 – Project Summary Report
Keywords: Concrete crossties, fastening systems, flexural behavior, mechanistic design, infrastructure components, finite element modeling, field experimentation
Abstract: Rail corridors often experience a wide variety of passenger and freight train loads, track geometry characteristics, and environmental conditions. These factors must be considered...
Improved Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems for US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Corridors: Volume 2
Keywords: Concrete crossties, fastening systems, flexural behavior, mechanistic design, infrastructure components, finite element modeling, finite element, FE, finite element analysis, FEA, field experimentation
Keywords: active noise control, active vibration control, static operation, on-track operation
Abstract: This project evaluated the performance of active noise control (ANC) and active vibration control (AVC) technologies using a GP40-2 locomotive located at the Transportation...
Keywords: Bolster, side frame, truck, casting, foundry
Abstract: A review of the car repair billing database shows that many bolsters and side frames are removed from service each year due to cracking or breaking. Derailment-related costs due...
Keywords: Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) Lessons Learned Team Baseline Phase Report; C3RS; Close calls; continuous improvement; employee involvement; freight rail; human factors
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established a program called the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), which allows events to be reported anonymously and...