Ryan Kernes - Graduated: December 2013

Ryan Kernes earned his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2010 and his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2013. As a graduate research assistant in the Railroad Engineering Program at UIUC, his research focused on improving the performance and service life of concrete crossties in North American freight and passenger service. Ryan was a Research Engineer for RailTEC before starting work at GIC America in June 2014.

 

M.S. Thesis:

THE MECHANICS OF ABRASION ON CONCRETE CROSSTIE RAIL SEATS

Publication:


do Carmo, T.B., Edwards, J.R., Kernes, R.G., Andrawes, B.O. and Barkan, C.P.L. 2014. Laboratory and Field Investigation of the Rail Pad Assembly Mechanistic Behavior. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Williams, B., Edwards, J.R., Kernes, R.G. and Barkan, C.P.L. 2014. Analysis of the Lateral Load Path in Concrete Crosstie Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Manda, K.R., M. Dersch, R. Kernes, J.R. Edwards and D. Lange. 2014. Vertical Load Path under Static and Dynamic Loads in Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Wei, S., D.A. Kuchma, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and R.G. Kernes. 2014. Gauging of Concrete Crossties to Investigate Load Path in Laboratory and Field Testing. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Shin, M., Z. Chen, B.O. Andrawes, R.G. Kernes, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2013. Finite Element Models of Prestressed Concrete Sleepers and Fastening Systems in North America. In: 2013 World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

do Carmo, T.B., J.R. Edwards, R.G. Kernes, B.O. Andrawes and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Analysis of the Shear Behavior of Rail Pad Assemblies as a Component of the Concrete Sleeper Fastening System. In: 2013 World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Shurpali, A.A., R.G. Kernes, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, D.A. Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Investigation of the Mechanics of Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) and Methods to Improve the Abrasion Resistance of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, New Delhi, India, February 2013.

Shurpali, A.A., J.R. Edwards, R.G. Kernes, X. Liu, D.A. Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Investigation of Material Improvements to Mitigate the Effects of Abrasion Mechanism of Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Conference, Washington D.C, January 2013.

Rapp, C.T, R.G. Kernes and M.R. Saat. 2013. Overview of issues and research related to special trackwork for shared high-speed-rail passenger and heavy-axle-load freight operations. In Press, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit.

Kernes, R.G., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, D.A, Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2012. Investigation of the Dynamic Frictional Properties of a Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat and Pad and Its Effect on Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) In: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C, January 2012.

Kernes, R.G., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, D.A, Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Investigation of the Impact of Abrasion as a Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) Mechanism. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2011.

Zeman, J., R.G. Kernes, J.R. Edwards, D.A. Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Hydraulic Mechanisms of the Deterioration of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Calgary, Canada, June 2011.

Zeman, J., R.G. Kernes, J.R. Edwards, D.A. Lange, and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Moisture-Driven Deterioration and Abrasion of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats. In: Proceedings of 9th World Congress on Railway Research, Lille, France, February 2011.