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Investigation of the Relationship between Crashworthiness Performance and Weight for High-Speed Train Operations in the U.S.
Keywords: High-speed train, crashworthiness, weight, seats, structural fire protection, energy absorber, occupant volume strength
Keywords: Highway-rail, grade crossing, humped crossing, photogrammetry, LiDAR
Abstract: This research focused on evaluating the applicability, limitation, and effectiveness of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) for trespass remote detection systems...
Keywords: Highway-rail, grade crossing, accident prediction formula, acoustic train detection, fiber-Bragg grating, magnetometer, seismic train detection, track circuits, train detection, warning device effectiveness, warning device upgrade, wheel detectors, safety
Abstract: This study assessed whether devices that did not rely on track circuits to detect trains were suitable to deploy active warnings at grade crossings.
Keywords: Emergency warning, train horn, trespassers, music masking sounds, reaction time, acoustic warning device
Abstract: Acoustical warning devices are designed to warn trespassers of an approaching train. This study evaluated the urgency and detectibility of potential warning sounds.
Acoustical warning devices are designed to warn trespassers of an approaching train. This study evaluated the urgency and detectibility of potential warning sounds.
Keywords: Locomotives, rail cars, override, collision, injury, impacts, testing, crash energy management, push-back coupler, anti-climber
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration and the Volpe Center continue to evaluate new technologies for increasing the safety of passengers and operators in rail equipment. In...