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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: CTIL; CTILWEB; Human Error; Situational Awareness; Distraction; Attention;
Abstract: Accidents in commuter rail operations point to the need for better understanding of the contributory role of operator distraction in rail safety. This presentation discusses need...
Keywords: CTIL; CTILWEB; Safety; Research; Automation; Human-in-the-loop Testing; Human Factors Research; Human-computer interaction
Abstract: The paper describes a new human factors research capability for the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)—The Cab Technology Integration Laboratory (CTIL). The FRA sponsored...
Reports to Congress
Keywords: Report to Congress: Costs and Benefits of Magnetic Levitation
Abstract: response to a Congressional request to compare the costs and benefits of magnetic levitation (Maglev) with those of other modes, this report provides technical background on this...
Engineering Department Fatalities Resulting from the Operation or Maintenance of On-Track Equipment : Calendar Years 1989-1993
Abstract: This report represents the Federal Railroad Administration's findings in its investigation of 22 Engineering Department railroad employee fatalities suffered during calendar years...