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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...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation table, full-scale train-to-train test, crash energy management, crush zones, rail cars, occupant survivability, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: This report describes results from the Option C component of a research program aimed at improving crashworthiness of passenger train workstation tables. Research conducted in the...
Keywords: Crew resource management, CRM, railroad safety, situational awareness, organizational culture, teams, teaming, crew, training methods
Abstract: Crew Resource Management (CRM) is a human factors training process that has been employed in the commercial aviation industry for over 25 years. During that time period, CRM has...
Keywords: Curving Mechanics, Tilt-Body Technologies, Tilt Operations
Abstract: This report presents a survey of the technical and operational features of existing and planned tilt-body rail passenger vehicles. It follows the general format of the December...
Keywords: Facility for Accelerated Service Testing, Heavy Axle Load, Wood Ties, Concrete Ties, Fastener Systems
Abstract: The objective of the Fast Accelerated Service Testing Heavy Axle Load Tie and Fastener Experiments was to quantify the performance of wood and concrete ties and associated...