M. Rapik Saat

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1239B Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Fax: (217) 333-1924
Email: <mohdsaat> at illinois.edu

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

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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.

2016

Lin, C-Y., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2016. Fault tree analysis of adjacent track accidents on shared-use rail corridors. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2546: 129-136; DOI 10.3141/2546-16.

Yue, Y., S. Wang, L. Zhou, L. Tong and M.R. Saat. 2016. Optimizing train stopping patterns and schedules for high-speed passenger rail corridors. Transportation Research Part C. 63 (2016); 126-146.

2015

Saat, M.R. and J. Aguilar Serrano. 2015. Multicriteria high-speed rail route selection: application to Malaysia’s high-speed rail corridor prioritization. Transportation Planning and Technology. 38 (2): 200 - 213.

2014

Chadwick, S.G., N. Zhou and M.R. Saat. 2014. Highway-Rail grade crossing safety challenges for shared operations of high-speed passenger and heavy freight rail in the U.S. Safety Science. 68 (2014) 128-137.

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.

Rapp, C.T, R.G. Kernes and M.R. Saat. 2014. Overview of issues and research related to special trackwork for shared high-speed-rail passenger and heavy-axle-load freight operations. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 228 (5): 557-565.

Saat, M.R., C. J. Werth, D. Schaeffer, H. Yoon and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Environmental risk analysis of hazardous material rail transportation. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 264: 560-569.

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.

Lovett, A.H., G. Munden, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. High-speed rail network design and station location; model and sensitivity analysis. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2374: 1-8.

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.

Marruffo, A., H. Yoon, D.J. Schaeffer, C.P.L. Barkan, M.R. Saat and C.J. Werth. 2012. NAPL source zone depletion model and its application to railroad-tank-car spills. Ground Water. 50 (4): 627-632.

2011

Lai, Y-C., A. Kawprasert, C-Y. Lin, M.R. Saat, C.H. Liang and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Integrated optimization model to manage risk of transporting hazardous materials on railroad networks. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2261: 115-123.

Liu, X, C.P.L. Barkan and M.R. Saat. 2011. Analysis of derailments by accident cause: evaluating railroad track upgrades to reduce transportation risk. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2261: 178-185.

Saat, M.R. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Generalized railway tank car safety design optimization for hazardous materials transport: Addressing the trade-off between transportation efficiency and safety. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 189 (1-2): 62-68.

2005

Saat, M.R. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2005. Release risk and optimization of railroad tank car safety design. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 1916: 78-87.

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Conference Proceedings

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2017

Chadwick, S.G., C.P.L. Barkan and M.R. Saat. 2017. Quantitative Prediction of the Risk of Heavy Haul Freight Train Derailments due to Collisions at Level Crossings. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

Lin, C-Y., C.P.L. Barkan and M.R. Saat. 2017. Semi-quantitative Risk Assessment of Adjacent Track Accidents on Shared-use Rail Corridors. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 2017.

2014

Aguilar Serrano, J. and M.R. Saat. 2014. Flammable Liquid Fire Consequence Modeling. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 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.

Lin, C-Y., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accident on Shared-Use Rail Corridors. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2014.

Lin, C-Y. and M.R. Saat. 2014. Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment of Adjacent Track Accidents on Shared-Use Rail Corridor. 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.

2013

Bedini Jacobini, F., E. Tutumluer and M.R. Saat. 2013. Identification of High-Speed Rail Ballast Flight Risk Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 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.

Lin, C-Y., M.R. Saat and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accidents on Freight Rail Corridors. 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. 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.

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.

2012

Caughron, B.M., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2012. Identifying and Prioritizing Shared Rail Corridor Technical Challenges. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2012.

Chadwick, S.G., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2012. Analysis of Factors Affecting Train Derailments at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. In: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 91th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C, January 2012.

Hajibabai, L., M.R. Saat, Y. Ouyang, C.P.L. Barkan, Z. Yang, K. Bowling, K. Somani, D. Lauro and X. Li. 2012. Wayside Defect Detector Data Mining to Predict Potential WILD Train Stops. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2012.

Sogin, S.L., C.P.L. Barkan, Y-C. Lai and M.R. Saat. 2012. Impact of Passenger Trains in Double Track Networks. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2012.

Sogin, S.L., C.P.L. Barkan, Y-C. Lai and M.R. Saat. 2012. Measuring the Impact of Additional Rail Traffic Using Highway and Railroad Metrics. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2012.

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.

Sogin, S.L., C.P.L. Barkan and M.R. Saat. 2011. Simulating the Effect of Higher Speed Passenger Trains in Single Track Freight Networks. In: Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, December 2011.

2008

Saat, M.R. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2008. Optimizing Railroad Tank Car Safety Design to Reduce Dangerous Goods Transportation Risk. In: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Railway Research, Seoul, Korea, May 2008.

2006

Saat, M.R. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2006. The Effect of Rerouting and Tank Car Safety Design on the Risk of Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials. In: Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Railway Research, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 2006.

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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.

2013

Barkan, C.P.L., M.R. Saat, F. Gonzalez III and T.T. Treichel. 2013. Cooperative Research in Tank Car Safety Design. TR News. 286: May - June, pp.12-19.

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Monographs and Reports

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2015

Saat, M.R., F. Bedini Jacobini, E. Tutumluer and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Identification of High-Speed Rail Ballast Flight Risk Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies – Final Report. Federal Railroad Administration, pp. 76, DOT/FRA/ORD-15/03.

2006

Saat, M.R. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2006. Risk Analysis of Rail Transport of Chlorine and Ammonia on U.S. Railroad Mainlines. Railroad Engineering Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (for the Association of American Railroads), Urbana, IL.

Treichel, T.T., J.P. Hughes, C.P.L. Barkan, R.D. Sims, E.A. Phillips, M.R. Saat, Y.K. Wen and D.G. Simpson. 2006. Safety Performance of Tank Cars in Accidents: Probabilities of Lading Loss, RA-05-02. RSI-AAR Railroad Tank Car Safety Research and Test Project, Leesburg, VA.

2005

Saat, M.R., C.P.L. Barkan and T.T. Treichel. 2005. Statistical Approach to Estimating Surge Pressure Reduction Devices' Performance. Railroad Tank Car Safety Research and Test Project, Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo, CO.

Saat, M.R., C.P.L. Barkan and T.T. Treichel. 2005. Statistical Approach to Estimating Surge Pressure Reduction Devices' Performance, RA-04-02. RSI-AAR Railroad Tank Car Safety Research and Test Project, Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo, CO.

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