Graduated: August 2015 - M.S.Graduate Research Assistant
Rail Transportation and Engineering Center - RailTEC
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B-118 Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Email: <atanass1> at illinois.edu
2013 B.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2015 M.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ivan Atanassov received his Master’s Degree in 2015 in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also received his bachelor’s. His research aligned with his interests which involved a systems and capacity approach to railway engineering that investigates the relationships in track infrastructure layout and the operational benefits in the transition from single to double track mainlines. Ivan hopes to one day become involved in the planning and operational aspects of passenger railway systems in urban environments.
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.
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 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 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.
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.