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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: 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...
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...
Reports to Congress
Abstract: This document was prepared in response to the mandate contained in Section 702(c) Ci) of the Federal Railroad Safety Authorization Act of 1982, which directed the Secretary of...