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: This report summarizes the methods and results of train noise measurement carried out on August 30, 2001 at the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo, Colorado. The measurements...
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 "...
Keywords: Safety, Locomotive, Crashworthiness, Collisions, Structural analysis, Dynamics Analysis
Abstract: The model developed to simulate the head-on collision of two lead locomotives, each in a multi-locomotive, multi-trailing-vehicle train, appears to provide a good simulation of...
State-of-the-Art Review: Prediction and Control of Groundborne Noise and Vibration from Rail Transit Trains
Keywords: Urban Rail Transit Systems, Building Vibration, Vibration Criteria, Vibration Measurement
Abstract: This report provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in the prediction and control of groundborne noise and vibration. Various types of impact criteria are reviewed...