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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...
Keywords: Railroad Cost Conditions: Implications for Policy
Abstract: Several recent trends in regulatory policy and in the structure of the railroad industry have drawn a renewed interest in railroad regulation. These trends have included: (1)...
Final Report on Magnetic and Electric Field Testing of the French Train A Grande Vitesse-Atlantique (TGV-A) Rail Systems Volume I- Analysis
Keywords: Magnetic, Electric, Field testing, Transit Authority Metrorail System
Abstract: The safety of magenetically levitated (maglev) and high speed rail (HSR) trains proposed for application in the United States is the responsibility of the Federal Railroad...
Keywords: Grain Railroad Marketing, Efficiency Analysis, Rail Operations
Abstract: The Staggers Act of 1980 legalized confidential rail/shipper transportation contracts. Their acceptance by railroads and shippers is best demonstrated by the exponential growth of...