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Improved Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems for US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Corridors: Volume 1 – Project Summary Report
Keywords: Concrete crossties, fastening systems, flexural behavior, mechanistic design, infrastructure components, finite element modeling, field experimentation
Abstract: Rail corridors often experience a wide variety of passenger and freight train loads, track geometry characteristics, and environmental conditions. These factors must be considered...
Improved Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems for US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Corridors: Volume 2
Keywords: Concrete crossties, fastening systems, flexural behavior, mechanistic design, infrastructure components, finite element modeling, finite element, FE, finite element analysis, FEA, field experimentation
Keywords: Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) Lessons Learned Team Baseline Phase Report; C3RS; Close calls; continuous improvement; employee involvement; freight rail; human factors
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established a program called the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), which allows events to be reported anonymously and...
Keywords: bio-based, biodegradable, rail curve grease, grease, rolling stock, lubrication, friction reduction, mineral oil-based grease, hydraulic oil
Abstract: The objective of the project was to study the efficacy of using bio-based lubricant and grease technologies in railroad applications (locomotives and maintenance of way equipment...
Locomotive Biofuel Study: Preliminary Study of the Use and Effects of Biodiesel in Locomotive Engines
Keywords: Locomotive Biofuel Study, locomotive, biofuel, PRIIA 404, Section 404, biodiesel Rail E3
Abstract: Section 404 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA), 2008, mandated that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) undertake a Locomotive Biofuel Study to...