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United States Federal Railroad Administration Office of Research and Development

Overview
Works: 902 works in 1,474 publications in 1 language and 41,320 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography 
Roles: Sponsor, Researcher, Funder
Classifications: TF23.U68,
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Most widely held works by United States
Evaluation of alternative detection technologies for trains and highway vehicles at highway rail intersections( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding how train dispatchers manage and control trains : results of a cognitive task analysis by Emilie M Roth( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field evaluation of a wayside horn at a highway-railroad grade crossing : safety of highway-railroad grade crossings by Jordan Multer( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safety of railroad passenger vehicle dynamics by G Samavedam( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of FRA Office of Research and Development technical reports, 1980-1984 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Validation and calibration of a fatigue assessment toll for railroad work schedules, summary report( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report summarizes the results of a project to demonstrate a method to validate and calibrate a fatigue model. The project examined 30-day work histories of locomotive crews prior to 400 human factors accidents and 1000 nonhuman factors accidents. A biomathematical fatigue model estimated crew effectiveness (the inverse of fatigue) based entirely on work schedule information and opportunities to obtain sleep. A reliable linear relationship existed between crew effectiveness and the risk of a human factors accident (r = - 0.93); no such relationship was found for nonhuman factors accidents. This result satisfied the criteria for model validation. A reliable time of day variation occurred in human factors accidents (r = 0.71) but not in nonhuman factors accidents. The risk of human factors accidents was elevated at any effectiveness score below 90 and increased progressively with reduced effectiveness. At an effectiveness score = 50, human factors accidents were 65 percent more likely than chance. Human factors accident risk increases reliably when effectiveness goes below 70, a value that is the rough equivalent of a 0.08 blood alcohol level or being awake for 21 hour following an 8-hour sleep period the previous night. Below an effectiveness score of 70, accident cause codes indicated the kinds of operator errors consistent with fatigue, confirming that the relationship between accident risk and effectiveness was meaningful
Occupant protection experiments in support of a full-scale train-to-train crash energy management equipment collision test : final report( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locomotive fuel tank structural safety testing program : passenger locomotive fuel tank side impact load test by Abdullatif Zaouk( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illinois high-speed rail four-quadrant gate reliability assessment by Adrian D Hellman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work schedule manager gap analysis : assessing the future training needs of work schedule managers using a strategic job analysis approach( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report documents the results of a strategic job analysis that examined the job tasks and knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) needed to perform the job of a work schedule manager. The strategic job analysis compared information from subject matter experts (SMEs) about best practices in work scheduling to job incumbents' reports of current practices in their scheduling job duties. Data were collected through interviews and surveys with 17 SMEs in academia and consulting and 16 job incumbents within 11 organizations representing a wide array of industries. Gaps between job tasks and KSAOs that should be important for future work schedule management and the job tasks and KSAOs currently used in work schedule management were assessed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The results pointed to a need for additional trianing in understanding how work scheduling affects employee health, safety, and performance. In addition, scheduling managers should be better informed about ergonomic schedule designs and empowered to evaluate their scheduling systems so as to identify and address problems with the system. The report discusses the critical gaps in job tasks and KSAOs and how those gaps should be ameliorated through the development of a certification for work schedule managers."--Technical report documentation page
Development of an adaptive predictive braking enforcement algorithm by Joseph Brosseau( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locomotive fuel tank structural safety testing program : passenger locomotive fuel tank jackknife derailment load test by Abdullatif Zaouk( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visualizing railroad operations : a tool for planning and monitoring railroad traffic by Mary T Lee( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency escape breathing apparatus : final report by Paul Chambers( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American Joint Positive Train Control project by Alan Polivka( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Procedures for validation and calibration of human fatigue models by Barbara Tabak( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aerodynamic effects of passing trains to surrounding objects and people by Harvey Shui-Hong Lee( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slab track field test and demonstration program for shared freight and high speed passenger service by Dingqing Li( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 2003, two types of slab tracks were installed on the High Tonnage Loop at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing, Pueblo, Colorado. Direct fixation slab track (DFST) and independent dual block track (IDBT) were installed into a 5-degree curve with 4-inch superelevation. The total slab track test section was 500 feet long, consisting of 250 feet of IDBT and 250 feet of DFST. The transition from each slab to the ballasted track was in a spiral to tangent test zone. For 3 years, 170 MGT of heavy axle load traffic was accumulated and the slab track test section supported 39-ton axle load train operations, while maintaining track geometry conditions for a Class-9 track
Over-the-road testing of the instrumented tank car : a load environment study( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passenger train emergency systems: review of egress variables and egress simulation models, final report by Stephanie H Markos( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abstract: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations are intended to ensure the safe, timely, and effective evacuation of intercity and commuter rail passengers when necessary during passenger train emergencies. Although it is recognized that during the majority of emergency scenarios, it is much safer for passengers to remain on the train, it may be necessary for passengers and crew to evacuate a passenger train quickly, due to certain life-threatening conditions (e.g., fire). FRA is sponsoring a research program to investigate a variety of emergency evacuation concepts, strategies, and techniques for applicability to passenger trains operating in the United States. One aspect of the FRA research program is directed at evaluating the potential applicability to passenger trains of performance-based criteria specifying minimum necessary evacuation times. No methodology currently exists for evaluating the passenger rail car emergency egress system as a whole, or the effects on egress times of failures within this system. However, with certain refinements to existing egress computer model calculations, time-based egress models could have potential applicability to passenger rail cars. This report presents the results of a review of passenger rail car egress variables and evaluation of the potential application of computer models that simulate egress for developing passenger train evacuation times."--Rept. doc. p
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Research, Development, and Demonstrations

Office of Research and Development

United States Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration Office of Research and Development

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English (45)