Marcus Dersch

Senior Research Engineer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1240 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 333-6232
Fax: (217) 333-1924
Email: <mdersch2> at illinois.edu

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

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2017

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.

Lin, X., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, T.A. Roadcap and C.J. Ruppert, Jr. 2017. Load quantification of the wheel-rail interface of rail vehicles for the infrastructure of light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rail transit. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. doi: 10.1177/0954409716684266.

Van Dyk, B.J., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2017. Evaluation of dynamic and impact wheel load factors and their application in design processes. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 231 (1): 33-43, DOI:10.1177/0954409715619454.

2016

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, J. Mediavilla and B. Wilson. 2016. Effect of particle intrusion on rail seat load distributions on heavy haul freight railroads. International Journal of Rail Transportation. 4 (2): 98-112; DOI: 10.1080/23248378.2016.1157048.

Van Dyk, B.J., A.J. Scheppe, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2016. Methods for quantifying rail seat loads and a review of previous experimentation. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 230 (3): 935-945; DOI: 10.1177/0954409715569862.

Wolf, H.E., Y. Qian, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and D.A. Lange. 2016. Temperature-induced curl behavior of prestressed concrete and its effect on railroad crossties. Construction and Building Materials. 115 (2016) 319-326.

2015

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, H. Thompson, T.R. Sussmann Jr. and M.T. McHenry. 2015. Examination of the effect of concrete crosstie rail seat deterioration on rail seat load distribution. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2476: 1-7.

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.

2014

Kernes, R.G., A.A. Shurpali, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, D.A. Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Investigation of the mechanics of rail seat deterioration and methods to improve the abrasion resistance of concrete sleeper rail seats. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 228 (6): 581-589.

Van Dyk, B.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Load characterization techniques and overview of loading environment in North America. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 80-86.

2013

Rapp, C.T., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, B. Wilson and J. Mediavilla. 2013. Measuring rail seat pressure distribution in concrete crossties; experiments with matrix-based tactile surface sensors. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2374: 190-200.

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Conference Proceedings

| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |

2017

Canga Ruiz, A.E., M.V. Csenge, J.R. Edwards, Y. Qian and M.S. Dersch. 2017. Quantification of Rail Displacements Under Light Rail Transit Field Loading Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017.

Lima, A. de O., M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, E. Tutumluer and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory Evaluation of Under-ballast Mat Effectiveness to Mitigate Differential Movement Problem in Railway Transition Zones. 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Athens, Greece, June 2017.

Z. Gao, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, M.V. Csenge and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Use of Ballast Support Condition Back-Calculator for Quantification of Ballast Pressure Distribution Under Concrete Sleepers. In: Railways and Airfields, 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, June 2017.

2016

Bastos, J.C., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and B.O. Andrawes. 2016. Determination of the Influences of Deteriorated Track Conditions on Gauge Widening in Concrete Sleeper Track. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Csenge, M.V., Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2016. Resilient Concrete Crosstie and Fastening System Designs for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, and Commuter Rail Transit Infrastructure. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Gao, Z., H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian and J.R. Edwards. 2016. Field Measurements and Proposed Analysis of Concrete Crosstie Bending Moments. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2016.

Ghosh, A., M.J. Greve, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2016. Analyzing Rail Seat Load Distributions on Concrete Sleepers using Matrix Based Tactile Surface Sensors. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Ghosh, A., J.R. Edwards and M.S. Dersch. 2016. Effect of Design Rail Cant on Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2016.

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.

Lin, X., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.J. Ruppert Jr. 2016. Load Quantification for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, and Commuter Rail Transit Infrastructure. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Wolf, H.E., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian and D.A. Lange. 2016. Field Measurement of Bending Moments in Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Sleepers. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

2015

Bastos, J.C., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Determination of Critical Track Conditions and their Impact on the Performance of Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2015.

Csenge, M.V., H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, R.G. Kernes and M.G. Romero. 2015. Exploration of Alternatives for Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Crosstie Design Based on Flexural Capacity. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 2015.

Csenge, M.V., X. Lin, H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2015. Mechanistic Design of Concrete Monoblock Crossties for Rail Transit Loading Conditions. American Public Transportation Association 2015 Rail Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2015.

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Evaluation of Laboratory and Field Experimentation Characterizing Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Load Distributions. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 2015.

Greve, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, J. Mediavilla and B. Wilson. 2015. The Effect of Particle Intrusion on Rail Seat Load Distributions on Heavy Haul Freight Railroads. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Scheppe, A.J., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantifying Lateral Wheel Loading Variation Using Truck Performance Detectors. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2015.

Scheppe, A.J., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantifying Lateral Wheel Loading Variation Using Truck Performance Detectors. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

Williams, B.A., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Quantification of Lateral Forces in Concrete Crosstie Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2015.

Wolf, H.E., S. Mattson, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Flexural Analysis of Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Crossties: Comparison of Current Methodologies and Sensitivity to Support Conditions. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2015.

Wolf, H.E., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Flexural Analysis of Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Sleepers for Heavy-haul Applications: Methodologies and Sensitivity to Support Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 2015.

2014

Greve, M., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, J. Mediavilla and B.M. Wilson. 2014. Analysis of the Relationship Between Rail Seat Load Distribution and Rail Seat Deterioration in Concrete Crossties. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Van Dyk, B.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2014. Evaluation of Dynamic and Impact Wheel Load Factors and their Application for Design. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2014.

Wei, S., D.A. Kuchma, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and R.G. Kernes. 2014. Gauging of Concrete Crossties to Investigate Load Path in Laboratory and Field Testing. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Williams, B.A., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, C.P.L. Barkan and R.G. Kernes. 2014. Experimental Field Investigation of the Effects of Lateral Load Distribution on Concrete Crosstie Track. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2014.

2013

Greve, M.J., C.T. Rapp, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, J. Mediavilla and B. Wilson. 2013. Quantification of Concrete Sleeper and Elastic Fastening System Demands Utilizing Concrete Sleeper Rail Seat Contact Area. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Shin, M., Z. Chen, B.O. Andrawes, R.G. Kernes, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2013. Finite Element Models of Prestressed Concrete Sleepers and Fastening Systems in North America. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Shurpali, A.A., R.G. Kernes, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, D.A. Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Investigation of the mechanics of rail seat deterioration (RSD) and methods to improve the abrasion resistance of concrete sleeper rail seats. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Heavy Haul Association Conference (This article is not available electronically.), New Delhi, India, February 2013.

Van Dyk, B.J., C.T. Rapp, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Evaluation of Existing Loading Environment in North America for Improved Concrete Sleepers and Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Van Dyk, B.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.J. Ruppert Jr. and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Quantifying Shared Corridor Wheel Loading Variation Using Wheel Impact Load Detectors. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.

2012

Kernes, R.G., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, D.A, Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2012. Investigation of the Dynamic Frictional Properties of a Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat and Pad and Its Effect on Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) In: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C, January 2012.

Rapp, C.T., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, C.P.L. Barkan, B. Wilson and J. Mediavilla. 2012. Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution with Matrix Based Tactile Surface Sensors. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2012.

Rapp, C.T., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, C.P.L. Barkan, B. Wilson and J. Mediavilla. 2012. Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution with Matrix Based Tactile Surface Sensors. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2012.

2011

Dersch, M.S., M.J. Gutierrez Romero, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, B. Wilson and J. Mediavilla. 2011. Design and Performance of Elastic Fastening System Assemblies and Concrete Sleepers for Heavy-Haul Service. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Calgary, Canada, June 2011.

Gutierrez Romero, M.J., M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, C.P.L. Barkan, B. Wilson and J. Mediavilla. 2011. Investigation of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seat Pressure Distributions for Varying Fastening Systems and Loading Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Calgary, Canada, June 2011.

Kernes, R.G., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, D.A, Lange and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Investigation of the Impact of Abrasion as a Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) Mechanism. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2011.

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