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Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator (TEDS) Revenue Service Validation: Volume II Mixed Manifest Train with Distributed Power
Keywords: Air brake, coupler forces, draft gear, slack action, tractive effort, TE, train dynamics validation, train operation, Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator, TEDS, rolling stock, simulation, software
Keywords: Diesel multiple unit, DMU, fuel tanks, impact test, crashworthiness, finite element analysis, FEA, puncture resistance, passenger locomotive, fuel tanks
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology has been conducting research into passenger locomotive fuel tank crashworthiness. FRA...
Keywords: Buy America MTA PTC Positive Train Control RRIF
Keywords: Transverse cracks; ultrasonic guided waves; noncontact ultrasonic testing; laser ultrasonic; air-coupled sensors; finite element modeling; automatic defect classification
Abstract: The objectives of this project were (1) to improve the defect detection reliability and (2) to improve the inspection speed of conventional rail defect detection methods. The...