Conferences Attended

 

AREMA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN September 2011

Papers presented at 2011 IHHA Conference:

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

Tutumluer, E., Y. Qian, Y.M.A. Hashash, J. Ghaboussi. 2011. Field Validated Discrete Element Model for Railroad Ballast. Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN (September 2011).

 

IHHA Conference, Calgary, Canada June 2011

 

Greg Munden, Brennan Caughron, Sam Sogin and Chris Barkan
at the 2011 IHHA conference in Calgary, Canada.

A train passes through the scenic countryside in Calgary, Canada.

Papers presented at 2011 IHHA Conference:

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

Schlake, B., C.P.L. Barkan, and J.R. Edwards. 2011. Reducing Heavy-Haul Railcar Maintenance Costs and Improving Terminal Performance Using Technology: A Lean Production Approach. Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Conference. Calgary, Canada (June 2011).

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

Zeman, J., R.G. Kernes, J.R. Edwards, D.A. Lange, C.P.L. Barkan. 2011.Hydraulic Mechanisms of the Deterioration of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats. Proceedings of the 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, J. Mediavilla. 2011. Investigation of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seat Pressure Distributions for Varying Fastening Systems and Loading Conditions. Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Conference. Calgary, Canada (June 2011).

Hart, J.M., L.F. Camargo Molina, E. Resendiz, J.R. Edwards, N. Ahuja, and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Development of a Machine Vision System for the Inspection of Heavy-Haul Railway Turnout and Track Components. Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Conference. Calgary, Canada (June 2011).

 

World Congress on Railway Research, Lille, France – May 2011

RailTEC faculty, staff and students at the 9th World Congress Railway Research (WCRR) conference in Lille, France in May, 2011.

Papers presented at 2011 WCRR:

Kumar, A., T.G. Rickett, A. Vemula, J.M. Hart, J.R. Edwards, N. Ahuja, and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Aerodynamic Analysis of Intermodal Freight Trains Using Machine Vision. In: Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Railway Research, 22-26 May 2011, Lille, France.

Schlake, B., C.P.L. Barkan, and J.R. Edwards. 2011. Reducing Network Costs Through Improved Vehicle Maintenance: A Lean Production Approach. Accepted: Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Railway Research Conference. Lille, France (May 2011).

Zeman, J., R.G. Kernes, J.R. Edwards, D.A. Lange, C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Moisture-Driven Deterioration and Abrasion of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats. Proceedings of 9th World Congress on Railway Research. Lille, France (February 2011).

 

TRB 90th Annual Meeting, Washington DC – January 2011

University of Illinois Rail Transportation and Engineering Center students, faculty and alumni gathered at the annual Rail Caucus at the TRB 90th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on 25 January 2011.

Papers presented at 2011 TRB 90th Annual Meeting:

Sameni, M.K., M. Dingler, J.M. Preston, C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Profit-generating Capacity for a Freight Railroad. Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Conference. Washington D.C. (January 2011)

Rickett, T.G., J.M. Hart, J.R. Edwards, A.Kumar, C.P.L. Barkan and N. Ahuja. 2011. Monitoring the Aerodynamic Efficiency of Intermodal Train Loading Using Machine Vision. Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Conference. Washington D.C. (January 2011)

Molina Camargo, L.F., E. Resendiz, J.R. Edwards, J.M. Hart, C.P.L. Barkan and N. Ahuja. 2011. Condition Monitoring of Railway Turnouts and Other Track Components Using Machine Vision. Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Conference. Washington D.C. (January 2011).

Zeman, J.C., J.R. Edwards, D.A. Lange, C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Laboratory Testing to Address the Potential for Damaging Hydraulic Pressure in the Concrete Tie Rail Seat. Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Conference. Washington D.C. (January 2011).