Graduated: 2016 - M.S.Graduate Research Assistant
Tel: (847) 946-1794
Email: <holder2> at illinois.edu
2014, B.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2016, B.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Donovan Holder's research focus is on quantifying the distribution and magnitudes of lateral forces through the track structure for improved fastening system design and performance.
Holder, D.E., M.V. Csenge, Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory investigation of the Skl-style fastening system's lateral load performance under heavy haul freight railroad loads. Engineering Structures. 139 (2017) 71-80.
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.
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.
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.