Keywords: Positive Train Control, Generalized Train Movement Simulator, I-ETMS, risk assessment, level splitting, engineering reliability metrics
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration funded the BNSF San Bernardino Case Study to verify its Generalized Train Movement Simulator (GTMS) risk assessment capabilities on a planned...
Keywords: Roller Rig, Wheel-Rail Contact Mechanics, Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Contact Patch Dynamics, Wheel Forces and Moments
Abstract: A need exists for a new test rig design with advanced sensing technologies that will allow the railroad industry and regulatory agencies to better understand the wheel-rail...
Keywords: Plastic tie, composite tie, tie insertion, tie nipping, bending loads
Abstract: Damage to plastic composite ties during handling and track installation has been reported by a number of railroads. Results from a survey conducted to identify specific handling...
Keywords: Strain levels, joint bar fatigue analysis, residual stress, joint bar strength
Abstract: Detailed analysis of measured bending strains shows that the foundation deflections have the most significant effect on the magnitude of strains. All other factors, such as track...
Keywords: Railroad trespass, trespass prevention, accident reduction, alternative safety measures, education and enforcement, highway-rail intersections, safety, video data, violation reduction
Abstract: Researchers implemented existing FRA and Transport Canada trespass prevention guidance citywide to demonstrate potential benefits and discuss lessons learned.
Researchers implemented existing FRA and Transport Canada trespass prevention guidance citywide to demonstrate potential benefits and discuss lessons learned.