January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th 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
J. Riley Edwards, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Railroad Track Structure System Design; Standing Committee on Passenger Rail Equipment and Systems Integration; 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.