January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Understanding and Managing the Complex World of Wheel–Rail Interaction, Part 1 (Part 2, Session 186)

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
J. Riley Edwards, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Railroad Track Structure System Design; Standing Committee on Rail Rolling Stock and Motive Power; Standing Committee on Rail Transit Infrastructure; and Standing Committee on Railway Maintenance

This workshop addresses challenges associated with one of the most complex rail issues: the prediction and management of wheel–rail interaction. Rail industry experts deliver technical presentations on new methods of managing the wheel–rail interface, analytical models, friction management, and other methods to reduce costs and risks. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in timely discussion on research needs and potential solutions.

A New Type of Rail Corrugation? Investigation into Rail Corrugation on Light Rail Transit Systems
William Moorhead, TRAMMCO, LLC


Automated VAMPIRE for Various Purposes Including Derailment Risk Identification and Derailment Investigation
Cory Hogan, ENSCO, Inc.


Track Models and Coupling Procedures for Vehicle-Track-Soil Interaction Simulations
Dimitris Rizos, University of South Carolina


Investigation of the Relationship between Train Speed and Bolted Rail Joint Fatigue Life Using Finite Element Analysis
Yu Qian, University of South Carolina


Panel Discussion