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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...
Keywords: Rail, Cracks, Fatigue Crack Propagation, Mechanical Properties, Fractography
Abstract: In order to establish safe inspection periods of railroad rails information on fatigue crack growth rates is required. These data should come from a sufficiently large sample of...