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Abstract: Updated May 2019 Compliance Guide for 49 CFR Part 243
Keywords: Passenger rail car, workstation tables, energy absorption, interior crashworthiness, train collision safety
Abstract: Sharma & Associates, Inc. (SA) performed quasi-static destructive loading tests on two different designs of passenger workstation tables in accordance with the requirements of...
Keywords: Safety culture, safety culture measurement, evaluation, short line railroads, regional railroads, systematic review, training, education
Abstract: Since 2015, the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been conducting voluntary, non-punitive Safety Culture Assessments of short line and regional railroads (i.e., Class II...
Since 2015, the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been conducting voluntary, non-punitive Safety Culture Assessments of short line and regional railroads (i.e., Class II...
Objective Evaluation of Risk Reduction from Tank Car Design and Operations Improvements – Extended Study
Keywords: Hazardous materials, probability of puncture, risk evaluation, tank car puncture resistance
Abstract: This report describes a novel and objective methodology for quantifying and characterizing how changes to tank car designs or the tank car operating environment lead to reductions...
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...