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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: Fatigue, work schedule, maintenance-of-way, sleep pattern, alertness, shiftwork, hours of service, biomathematical fatigue model
Keywords: Pretensioned concrete crosstie, splitting crack, bursting crack, concrete release strength, prestressing wire, prestressing strand, bond strength, finite element analysis
Abstract: Under the sponsorship of the Federal Railroad Administration, finite element (FE) analyses were conducted at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)...
Under the sponsorship of the Federal Railroad Administration, finite element (FE) analyses were conducted at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)...
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...
Keywords: Hybrid III Rail Safety, H3-RS, Anthropomorphic Test Device, ATD, workstation table, abdomen, biofidelity
Abstract: The Hybrid III Rail Safety (H3-RS) anthropomorphic test device (ATD) is a crash test dummy that was developed in the UK to evaluate abdomen and lower thorax injuries that occur...