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Keywords: Friction, friction management, lubrication, vehicle-track interaction, wheel-rail interaction v
Abstract: Friction has a huge influence on the vehicle/track interaction and yet it remains poorly understood, its consideration an afterthought in many simulation activities. This survey...
Keywords: Ground penetrating radar technology, GPR, ballast, fouling
Abstract: This report summarizes the results from Phase 2 of the ground penetrating radar (GPR) technologies evaluation performed by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. at the...
Keywords: Ground penetrating radar technology, High Tonnage Loop, GPR, ballast, fouling
Abstract: This report describes and documents the results of an evaluation of ground penetrating radar (GPR) technologies performed by Transportation Technology Center, Inc. on the High...
Reports to Congress
2014 FRA Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the NTSB and DOT's Inspector General Regarding Railroad Safety
Keywords: Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing for Maintenance-of-Way Employees, Development and Use of Rail Safety Technology, Safe Rail Transport of Certain Radioactive Materials
Abstract: The RSIA introduced numerous mandates regarding railroad safety. Some of these mandates require action to be taken after the completion of this report, and FRA has not included in...
Keywords: Roller Rig, Wheel-Rail Contact Mechanics, Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Contact Patch Dynamics, Wheel Forces and Moments
Abstract: A need exists for a new test rig design with advanced sensing technologies that will allow the railroad industry and regulatory agencies to better understand the wheel-rail...