Conrad J. Ruppert, Jr.

Senior Research Engineer
Director of Research

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1241A Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 300-2132
Fax: (217) 333-1924
Email: <ruppertc> at illinois.edu

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

| 2017 | 2015 | 2014 |

2017

Van Dyk, B.J., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. Evaluation of dynamic and impact wheel load factors and their application in design processes. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 231 (1): 33-43, DOI:10.1177/0954409715619454.

2015

Lovett, A.H., C.T. Dick, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Cost and delay of railroad timber and concrete crosstie maintenance and replacement. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2476: 37-44.

2014

Van Dyk, B.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Load characterization techniques and overview of loading environment in North America. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 80-86.

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Conference Proceedings

| 2016 | 2014 | 2013 |

2016

Dick, C.T., L. Sehgal, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and S. Gujaran. 2016. Superelevation Optimization for Mixed Freight and Higher-Speed Passenger Trains. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2016.

2014

Hamper, M.B., C.J. Ruppert Jr., C. Wei and A.A. Shabana. 2014. A Spatial Geometry Approach to Variable Cross-Section Rail Modeling: Application to Switches and Turnouts. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Van Dyk, B.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Evaluation of Dynamic and Impact Wheel Load Factors and their Application for Design. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2014.

2013

Lovett, A.H., C.T. Dick, C.J. Ruppert Jr., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Development of an Integrated Model for the Evaluation and Planning of Railroad Track Maintenance. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.

Lovett, A.H., M.R. Saat, C.T. Dick, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Development of an Integrated Railroad Track Maintenance Model. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Van Dyk, B.J., J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Considerations for Mechanistic Design of Concrete Sleepers and Elastic Fastening Systems in North America. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, New Delhi, India, February 2013.

Van Dyk, B.J., C.T. Rapp, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Evaluation of Existing Loading Environment in North America for Improved Concrete Sleepers and Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Van Dyk, B.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Quantifying Shared Corridor Wheel Loading Variation Using Wheel Impact Load Detectors. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.

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