Marcus Dersch

Senior Research Engineer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1240 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 333-6232
Fax: (217) 333-1924
Email: <mdersch2> at illinois.edu

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

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.

2016

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, J. Mediavilla and B. Wilson. 2016. Effect of particle intrusion on rail seat load distributions on heavy haul freight railroads. International Journal of Rail Transportation. 4 (2): 98-112; DOI: 10.1080/23248378.2016.1157048.

Van Dyk, B.J., A.J. Scheppe, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2016. Methods for quantifying rail seat loads and a review of previous experimentation. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 230 (3): 935-945; DOI: 10.1177/0954409715569862.

Wolf, H.E., Y. Qian, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and D.A. Lange. 2016. Temperature-induced curl behavior of prestressed concrete and its effect on railroad crossties. Construction and Building Materials. 115 (2016) 319-326.

2015

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, H. Thompson, T.R. Sussmann Jr. and M.T. McHenry. 2015. Examination of the effect of concrete crosstie rail seat deterioration on rail seat load distribution. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2476: 1-7.

Williams, B.A., D.E. Holder, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantification of the lateral forces in concrete sleeper fastening systems. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 230(7) 1714-1721; DOI: 10.1177/0954409715616997.

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Conference Proceedings

2016

Bastos, J.C., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and B.O. Andrawes. 2016. Determination of the Influences of Deteriorated Track Conditions on Gauge Widening in Concrete Sleeper Track. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Csenge, M.V., Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2016. Resilient Concrete Crosstie and Fastening System Designs for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, and Commuter Rail Transit Infrastructure. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Gao, Z., H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian and J.R. Edwards. 2016. Field Measurements and Proposed Analysis of Concrete Crosstie Bending Moments. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2016.

Ghosh, A., M.J. Greve, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2016. Analyzing Rail Seat Load Distributions on Concrete Sleepers using Matrix Based Tactile Surface Sensors. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Ghosh, A., J.R. Edwards and M.S. Dersch. 2016. Effect of Design Rail Cant on Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2016.

Holder, D.E., Y. Qian, M.V. Csenge, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and B.J. Van Dyk. 2016. Comparison of Lateral Load Performance of Concrete Crosstie Heavy Haul Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2016.

Lin, X., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.J. Ruppert Jr. 2016. Load Quantification for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, and Commuter Rail Transit Infrastructure. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Wolf, H.E., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian and D.A. Lange. 2016. Field Measurement of Bending Moments in Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Sleepers. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

2015

Csenge, M.V., H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, R.G. Kernes and M.G. Romero. 2015. Exploration of Alternatives for Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Crosstie Design Based on Flexural Capacity. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 2015.

Csenge, M.V., X. Lin, H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2015. Mechanistic Design of Concrete Monoblock Crossties for Rail Transit Loading Conditions. American Public Transportation Association 2015 Rail Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2015.

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Evaluation of Laboratory and Field Experimentation Characterizing Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Load Distributions. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 2015.

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, J. Mediavilla and B. Wilson. 2015. The Effect of Particle Intrusion on Rail Seat Load Distributions on Heavy Haul Freight Railroads. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Holder, D.E., B.A. Williams, M.D. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantification of Lateral Forces in Concrete Sleeper Fastening Systems Under Heavy Haul Freight Loads. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Scheppe, A.J., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantifying Lateral Wheel Loading Variation Using Truck Performance Detectors. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2015.

Scheppe, A.J., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantifying Lateral Wheel Loading Variation Using Truck Performance Detectors. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Williams, B.A., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantification of Lateral Forces in Concrete Crosstie Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2015.

Wolf, H.E., S. Mattson, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Flexural Analysis of Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Crossties: Comparison of Current Methodologies and Sensitivity to Support Conditions. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2015.

Wolf, H.E., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Flexural Analysis of Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Sleepers for Heavy-haul Applications: Methodologies and Sensitivity to Support Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

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