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

Understanding and Managing the Complex World of Wheel–Rail Interaction, Part 2 (Part 1, Session 141)

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Steven Chrismer, ENSCO, Inc., presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Railway Maintenance; Standing Committee on Railroad Track Structure System Design; Standing Committee on Rail Transit Infrastructure; and Standing Committee on Passenger Rail Equipment and Systems Integration

This workshop addresses challenges associated with one of the most complex issues in rail: 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.

Quantifying Rail Surface Condition using Machine Vision
Matthew Dick, ENSCO, Inc.; Zhipeng Liu, ENSCO, Inc.; Samson Yilma, ENSCO, Inc.


Case Study: Investigating and Treating Accelerated Wheel Flange Wear on New York City Transit
Steven Chrismer, ENSCO, Inc.


Designing Rail Profiles to Reduce Wheel Wear and Promote Steering in New York City Transit Curve
Eric Magel, National Research Council Canada

Grinding Design Rail Profiles in New York City Transit Curve
Gordon Bachinsky, Advanced Rail Management Corporation


Panel Discussion
Steven Chrismer, ENSCO, Inc.