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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...
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has determined that there is a research need to collect and analyze statistical usage data to help ascertain the cumulative load-induced...