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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: Evaluation, program evaluation, technology transfer, knowledge diffusion, evaluation capacity building
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...
Verification Methodology for Fault-Tolerant, Fail-Safe Computers Applied to Maglev Control Computer System
Keywords: Magnetic levitation, Maglev, Maglev control computer, Fail safe design, Fault tolerant computer, Design for verifcation methodology, Safety and availability
Abstract: The Maglev control computer system should be designed to verifiably possess high reliability and safety as well as high availability to make Maglev a dependable and attractive...