Xiang Liu

Graduated: 2011 - M.S.; 2013 - PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D. Dissertation:

OPTIMAL STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE RAILROAD TRAIN SAFETY AND REDUCE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION RISK

 

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Journal Articles

| 2017 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |

2017

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. Freight-train derailment rates for railroad safety and risk analysis. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 98 (2017): 1-7.

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.

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Probability analysis of multiple-tank-car release incidents in railway hazardous materials transportation. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 276: 442-451.

2013

Liu, X., M.R. Saat, X. Qin and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Analysis of U.S. freight-train derailment severity using zero-truncated negative binomial regression and quantile regression. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 59: 87-93.

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Integrated risk reduction framework to improve railway hazardous materials transportation safety. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 260: 131-140.

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Safety effectiveness of integrated risk reduction strategies for rail transport of hazardous materials. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2374: 102-110.

2012

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2012. Analysis of causes of major train derailment and their effect on accident rates. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2289: 154-163.

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Conference Proceedings

| 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 |

2014

Aguilar Serrano, J., X. Liu and M.R. Saat. 2014. Methodology to Evaluate the Consequence of Hazardous Material Releases from Multiple Tank Cars Involved in Train Accidents. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 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.

2013

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. A Framework for Evaluating Cost-Effectiveness of Accident Prevention Strategies under Uncertainty. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Conference, Washington D.C, January 2013, 2013.

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Analysis of Major Derailment Causes on Heavy Haul Railways in the United States. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, New Delhi, India, February 2013.

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Integrated Risk Management Framework for Improving the Safety of Hazardous Materials Transportation by Rail. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Safety Effectiveness of Integrated Accident Prevention Strategies. 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.

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.

2011

Liu, X., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Heavy Haul Railway Track Upgrade for Safety and Efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Calgary, Canada, June 2011.

2010

Liu, X., M.R Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2010. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Infrastructure Improvement for Derailment Prevention. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Urbana, IL, March 2010.

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Magazine Articles

2015

Barkan, C.P.L, X. Liu and M.R. Saat. 2015. Enhanced Tank Car Design Improves the Safety of Transporting Crude Oil and Alcohol by Rail. TR News. 298: June - August, pp. 41-43.

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