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Keywords: Ballast behavior, discrete element modeling, DEM, Discrete Element Method, triaxial test, fouling, dynamic train loading, ballast degradation and image analysis
Abstract: An innovative integrated computational-experimental laboratory testing framework has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to evaluate clean and fouled...
Keywords: Fatigue, work schedule, sleep pattern, sleep disorder, alertness, shiftwork, hours of service, split assignment, extra board
Abstract: This report draws on the results of several prior studies, all conducted with similar methodology, to characterize the prevalence of employee fatigue in the U.S. railroad industry...
Intelligent Transportation Systems and their Implications for Railroads-Proceedings of A Joint FRA-ITS America Technical Symposium- Washington, DC- June 4 and 5, 1997
Keywords: Highway- rail grade corssing, Intelligent Transportation systems, ITS technology, ITS Architecture, Highway-rail Intersection, Positive Train control, Differential global positioning system
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) convened a joint Technical Symposium on June 4 and 5, 1997 on the subject "...
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: Air Cushion Vehicles, Cost Estimates, Northeast Corridor
Abstract: The tracked air cushion vehicle is one of several advanced ground transportation systems being studied by TRW Systems Group for the Department of Transportation as a possible...
The tracked air cushion vehicle is one of several advanced ground transportation systems being studied by TRW Systems Group for the Department of Transportation as a possible...