Agenda

International Tie and Fastener Symposium - 6-8 June 2012

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Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
205 N. Mathews Avenue / Newmark Civil Engineering Lab
Urbana, Illinois, USA

Agenda

Pre-Symposium Event - AREMA Committee 30 (Ties) Meeting
Tuesday 5 June 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 6 June 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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International Crosstie and Fastener System Symposium

Wednesday 6 June
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Technical Tour (Via Charter Bus, Box Lunch Provided)

  • Union Pacific Railroad Illinois High Speed Rail Project
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL)
6:30 PM Arrival back in Campaign-Urbana
Dinner On Your Own

 

Thursday 7 June
7:45 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 8:30 AM

Opening Session

  • - Welcome and Safety Briefing
  • - UIUC / CEE / RailTEC Welcome
  • - North American Railroad Industry Welcome
  • - International Welcome
  • - Tie and Fastener Symposium Objectives
8:30 10:00 AM   

Session 1

  • - Review of International Tie and Fastener Survey Results
  • - Overview of Domestic and International Tie and Fastener Failure Modes
  • - Tie and Fastener Research Needs Presentation and Discussion
10:00 10:30 AM Break & Discussion
10:30 AM 12:30 PM

Session 2

  • - Loading Environment
  • - Field Performance
12:30 2:00 PM

Lunch (1005 Beckman Institute)

  • - Keynote Address by Prof. Alex Remennikov
2:00 4:00 PM

Session 3

  • - Materials
  • - Testing and Validation
4:00 4:30 PM Break & Discussion
4:30 5:30 PM Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory Tours
5:30 PM Adjourn
6:30 PM

Dinner at UIUC Memorial Stadium

  • Keynote Address by Prof. Stephan Freudenstein
  • Invited Poster Session

 

Friday 8 June
7:45 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 10:00 AM

 Session 4

  • - Modeling
10:00 AM 12:30 PM 

Session 5

- Design

12:30 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Session 6

- Research Needs

2:30 3:00 PM Recap, Look Ahead & Closing Remarks
3:00 PM Adjourn

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