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Remote Control Locomotive Operations: Results of Focus Groups with Remote Control Operators in the United States and Canada
Keywords: portable locomotive control, railroad safety
Abstract: This report presents findings from focus groups with remote control operators (RCOs) in the United States and Canada. The purpose was to learn more about remote control locomotive...
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...
15th Railroad Engineering Conference Proceedings, Railroad R&D Challenges of the 80's : Opportunities & Obstacles
Abstract: This report constitutes the proceedings of the 15th Railroad Engineering Conference held at TSC on October 21-23, 1979. Conference papers were delivered by various industry and...
Keywords: Freight Car Design, Fatigue Design, Computer Program
Abstract: This guide documents the use of the Fatigue Life Analysis Program which is intended for use in the implementation of the Interim AAR Guidelines for Fatigue Analysis of Freight...
Keywords: Concrete Crossties, Crosstie Fabrication, Failure Inducing Conditions, Performance Requirements, Concrete Constituent Analyses
Abstract: Considered briefly is the history of concrete crosstie development in France. Failure of some crossties in 1973 led to a determination of the failure modes and a rigorous analysis...