C. Tyler Dick

Graduated: May 2001 - M.S.

Senior Research Engineer
Director of Education

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

Tel: (217) 300-2166
Fax: (217) 333-1924
Email: <ctdick> at illinois.edu

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

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2017

Lautala, P. and C.T. Dick. 2017. Railway Engineering Education Symposium: Evolving to rebuild a growing rail academic community. Accepted, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Pengelly, S. and C.T. Dick. 2017. Economics and planning of short haul and short line railway intermodal rail service: Lessons from past and current operations. Accepted, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

2016

Dick, C.T. and D. Mussanov. 2016. Operational schedule flexibility and infrastructure investment: capacity trade-off on single-track railways. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2546: 1-8. DOI: 10.3141/2546-01.

Liu, X and C.T. Dick. 2016. Risk-based optimization of rail defect inspection frequency for petroleum crude oil transportation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2545: 27-35. DOI: 10.3141/2545-04.

Sogin, S.L., Y-C. Lai, C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2016. Analyzing the transition from single- to double-track railway lines with nonlinear regression analysis. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 230 (8): 1877-1889; DOI: 10.1177/0954409715616998.

Tang, H., C.T. Dick, B.M. Caughron, X. Feng, Q. Wang and C.P.L. Barkan. 2016. Model for optimal selection of projects to improve running time and operating cost efficiency on passenger rail corridors. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2456: 33-42.

2015

Atanassov, I. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Capacity of single-track railway lines with short sidings to support operation of long freight trains. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2475: 95-101.

DiDomenico, G.C. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Methods of analyzing and comparing energy efficiency of passenger rail systems. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2475: 54-62.

Fullerton, G.A, G.C. DiDomenico and C.T. Dick. 2015. Sensitivity of freight and passenger rail fuel efficiency to infrastructure, equipment, and operating factors. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2476: 59-66.

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.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Impact of passenger train capacity and level of service on shared rail corridors with multiple types of freight trains. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2475: 63-71.

Tang, H., C.T. Dick and X. Feng. 2015. Improving regenerative energy receptivity in metro transit systems: Coordinated train control algorithm. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2534: 48-56.

2014

Liu, X., A. Lovett, C.T. Dick, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Optimization of ultrasonic rail-defect inspection for improving railway transportation safety and efficiency. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. 140 (10) 04014048.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick, S.L. Sogin and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Comparison of capacity expansion strategies for single-track railway lines with sparse sidings. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 53-61.

Shih, M-C., Y-C. Lai, C.T. Dick and M-H Wu. 2014. Optimization of siding location for single-track lines. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 71-79.

2013

Sogin, S.L., Y-C. Lai, C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Comparison of capacity of single- and double-track rail lines. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2374: 111-118.

2003

Barkan, C.P.L., C.T. Dick and R.T. Anderson. 2003. Railroad derailment factors affecting hazardous materials transportation risk. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 1825: 64-74.

Dick, C.T., C.P.L. Barkan, E. Chapman and M.P. Stehly. 2003. Multivariate statistical model for predicting occurrence and location of broken rails. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 1825: 48-55.

2001

Dick, C.T. and A.M. Clayton. 2001. Impact of new railway technology on grain transportation in western Canada. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 1742: 45-53.

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Conference Proceedings

| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |

2017

Kippen III, F.B. and C.T. Dick. 2017. Incremental Capacity in Transitioning from Double to Triple Track on Shared Freight and Commuter Rail Corridors in North America. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Lille, France, April 2017.

Lovett, A.H., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. Predicting the Cost and Operational Impacts of Slow Orders on Rail Lines in North America. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Lille, France, April 2017.

Lovett, A.H., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. Predicting the Occurrence and Cost of Temporary Speed Restrictions on North American Freight Lines. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

Mussanov, D., N. Nishio and C.T. Dick. 2017. Building Capacity Through Structured Heavy Haul Operations on Single-track Shared Corridors in North America. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

Mussanov, D., N. Nishio and C.T. Dick. 2017. Delay Performance of Different Train Types Under Combinations of Structured and Flexible Operations on Single-Track Railway Lines in North America. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Lille, France, April 2017.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. A Decision Support Screening Approach for Railway Infrastructure Capacity Planning on Single-track Lines. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Lille, France, April 2017.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick, D. Mussanov and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. A Parametric Model of the Train Delay Distribution Based On Traffic Conflicts. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 7th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Lille, France, April 2017.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. A Parametric Model of the Train Delay Distribution to Improve Planning of Heavy Haul Cycle Times. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

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.

2015

Atanassov, I. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Delay and Required Infrastructure Investment to Operate Long Freight Trains on Single-track Railways with Short Sidings. In: Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Conference,, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Atanasov, I. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Incremental Capacity in Transitioning from Double to Triple Track on Shared Rail Corridors. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.

Atanassov, I. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Influence of Siding Connection Length, Position, and Order on the Incremental Capacity of Transitioning from Single to Double Track. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2015.

DiDomenico, G.C. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Influence of System Characteristics and Scheduling Patterns on Commuter Rail Energy Efficiency. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.

Fullerton, G.A., C.T. Dick, T. Hwang and Y. Ouyang. 2015. Exchange Point Delay and Mode Shift Associated with Regional Deployment of Alternative Locomotive Technology on the North American Line-Haul Freight Network. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.

Fullerton, G.A. and C.T. Dick. 2015. Operational Considerations of Transitioning to Emerging Ultra-low Emission Locomotive Technologies for Heavy-haul Freight Rail Applications. In: Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Lautala, P.T., C.T. Dick, D. Rizos and D.B. Clarke. 2015. Toward the Next Generation of Railroad Professionals - Collaboration by NURail and Rail Industry. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2015.

Lovett, A.H., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Determining Freight Train Delay Costs on Railroad Lines in North America. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and Y-C. Lai. 2015. Optimization of Siding Location for Single-track Lines with Non-Uniform Track Speed. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.

Shih, M-C., C.T. Dick and Y-C. Lai. 2015. Optimizing Location and Length of Passing Sidings on Single-track Lines for Long Heavy-haul Freight Trains. In: Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Tang, H., C.T. Dick, B.M. Caughron, X. Feng and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. A Project Selection Model for Improving Running Time and Operating Cost Efficiency on a Passenger Rail Corridor. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.

Tang, H., C.T. Dick and X. Feng. 2015. Optimization of Train Speed Profiles for a Metro Transit System by Genetic Algorithms. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Tokyo, Japan, March 2015.

2014

Atanassov, I., C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Siding Spacing and the Incremental Capacity of the Transition From Single to Double Track. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Dick, C.T. and J.R. Dirnberger. 2014. Advancing the Science of Yard Design and Operations with the CSX Hump Yard Simulation System. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Dick, C.T. and L.E. Brown. 2014. Design of Bulk Railway Terminals for the Shale Oil and Gas Industry. In: Proceedings of the 2014 ASCE Shale Energy Engineering Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2014.

DiDomenico, G.C. and C.T. Dick. 2014. Analysis of Trends in Commuter Rail Energy Efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Fullerton, G.A., G.C. DiDomenico, M-C. Shih and C.T. Dick. 2014. Congestion as a Source of Variation in Passenger and Freight Railway Fuel Efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Liu, X., C.T. Dick, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Optimization of Rail Defect Inspection Frequency to Reduce Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Risk. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2014.

Liu, X., C.T. Dick and M.R. Saat. 2014. Optimizing Ultrasonic Rail Defect Inspection to Improve Transportation Safety and Efficiency. In: Proceedings of the Second ASCE Transportation and Development Institute Congress, Orlando, FL, June 2014, pp. 765-774.

Tang, H., Q. Wang and C.T. Dick. 2014. Optimizing Train Speed Profiles to Improve Regeneration Efficiency of Transit Operations. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, 2014.

2013

Chadwick, S.G., M.R. Saat, C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Decreasing Derailment Occurrence and Severity at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2013, pp. 2-26.

Chadwick, S.G., C.T. Dick, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Statistical Modeling of Freight Train Derailments at Highway-Rail Level Crossings. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Lautala, P.T., C.T. Dick, J.L. McKinney and D.B. Clarke. 2013. Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) - Universities and Industry Collaborate to Develop Railway Education. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.

Liu, X., C.T. Dick, A.H. Lovett, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Seasonal Effect on the Optimization of Rail Defect Inspection Frequency. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, Altoona, PA, October 2013.

Lovett, A.H., C.P.L. Barkan and C.T. Dick. 2013. An Integrated Model for the Evaluation and Planning of Railroad Track Maintenance. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2013, pp. 1029-1044.

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.

Sogin, S.L., C.T. Dick, Y-C. Lai and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Analyzing the Incremental Transition from Single to Double Track Railway Lines. In: Proceedings of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 5th International Seminar on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2013.

Sogin, S.L., C.T. Dick, Y-C. Lai and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Analyzing the Progression from Single to Double Track Networks. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.

2002

Dick, C.T., C.P.L. Barkan, E. Chapman and M.P. Stehly. 2002. Predicting the Occurrence of Broken Rails: A Quantitative Approach. In: Proceedings of the 2002 American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, January 2002.

2001

Dick, C.T., C.P.L. Barkan, E. Chapman and M.P. Stehly. 2001. Analysis of Factors Affecting the Location and Frequency of Broken Rails. In: Proceedings of the World Congress on Railway Research, Cologne, Germany, 2001.

2000

Dick, C.T. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2000. Railway Digital Base Maps, Location Reference Systems and Interoperability of Positive Train Control Systems. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 79th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, January 2000.

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