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Keywords: Passenger rail car, workstation tables, energy absorption, interior crashworthiness, train collision safety
Abstract: Sharma & Associates, Inc. (SA) performed quasi-static destructive loading tests on two different designs of passenger workstation tables in accordance with the requirements of...
Keywords: derailment; Amtrak; DuPont, WA; Cascades passenger train service; fatalities; human factors
Abstract: At 7:33 a.m., PST, southbound National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) Passenger Train Number 501 (Train 501) derailed in an 8-degree, 22-minute, left-hand curve at...
Keywords: Friction, friction management, lubrication, vehicle-track interaction, wheel-rail interaction v
Abstract: Friction has a huge influence on the vehicle/track interaction and yet it remains poorly understood, its consideration an afterthought in many simulation activities. This survey...
Keywords: Ground penetrating radar technology, GPR, ballast, fouling
Abstract: This report summarizes the results from Phase 2 of the ground penetrating radar (GPR) technologies evaluation performed by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. at the...
Keywords: Ground penetrating radar technology, High Tonnage Loop, GPR, ballast, fouling
Abstract: This report describes and documents the results of an evaluation of ground penetrating radar (GPR) technologies performed by Transportation Technology Center, Inc. on the High...