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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...
A Prototype Maintenance-of-Way Planning System Volume I: Final Report Including Appendices A through E
Keywords: Track Maintenance Planning, Track Quality Indices, Track Degradation, Track Geometry
Abstract: The results of this study substantiate the concept of using automatic track inspection vehicles as a tool in Maintenance-of-Way planning. This study is based on data collected...