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April 4 - 7, 2017
Design, engineering, and construction of track, bridge structures and grade crossings. Geotechnical engineering of track substructure and right-of-way. Best practices and advances in technology for the inspection and maintenance of the railroad infrastructure.
Motive power technology, vehicle/track interaction, wheels, couplers, components, rolling stock design, manufacturing, materials, and maintenance.
Systems integration, track and wayside components, equipment components, positive train control, interoperability, and microprocessor control.
Service availability and reliability, capacity models, impacts of aging equipment on service quality, transport mode integration especially with high-speed rail, passenger information systems and passenger reservation systems, freight railroad network optimization, asset planning, and train scheduling.
The National University Rail (NURail) Center is a consortium of seven partner colleges and universities offering an unparalleled combination of strengths in railway transportation engineering research and education in North America.
Project management, planning & financing, new start and expansion development, service planning, environmental impact, and workforce development.
System safety approaches, safety data management, risk analysis approaches, accident avoidance, accident survivability, train and employee safety, human-factors-informed safety improvements, hazmat risk management, security assurance, emergency preparedness and response.
Energy conservation and efficiency, energy storage modeling, hybrid vehicles, emissions reduction and control and alternative energy sources.
Investigations, insights, innovations, and implementations in all aspects of urban passenger rail transport.
Catenary design, third rail design, materials, safety, efficiency, electrification approaches, design for high speeds, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), corrosion control, load flow simulation, energy savings, energy storage devices, regenerative braking, smart electrical supply.
Wheel/rail contact, best practices in testing methods and modeling tools, passenger and freight applications.
Abstracts can be submitted and must be in English and between 400 and 650 words in length. The abstract should include the following elements:
It is expected that all abstracts will address these elements to be considered for publication or presentation. Interested authors will be notified of abstract acceptance. Conference papers will be peer-reviewed and published in proceedings.
The ASME Rail Transportation Division is offering a limited number of conference scholarships for students. For specific details and questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact Monique Stewart.