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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...
Human Capital Management
Abstract: FRA’s Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2016 recognizes that our employees are our most valuable resource. To give more detail to this recognition, FRA embarked on a strategic human...
Reports to Congress
Keywords: Operation Deep Dive, Metro-North, Commuter Railroad, Safety, Assessment, Action Plan
Abstract: Operation Deep Dive Metro-North Commuter Railroad Safety Assessment
Keywords: Section 610 Reviews
Cognitive and Collaborative Demands of Freight Conductor Activities: Results and Implications of a Cognitive Task Analysis
Keywords: Cognitive task analysis, CTA, freight rail, freight conductor, conductor training, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA, positive train control, PTC, conductor certification
Abstract: This report presents the results of a cognitive task analysis (CTA) that examined the cognitive and collaborative demands placed on conductors, as well as the knowledge and skills...