Safety Briefing - RailTEC - University of Illinois at Urbana

Report
International Concrete Crosstie and
Fastening System Symposium
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign-Urbana, IL
6-8 June 2012
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Safety Briefing
• Emergency Exits  Right and Left of 1310
– Reassemble on north side of Main Street
(north of Yeh Student Center)
– Use the buddy system, look out for your neighbor
• In the event of severe weather (tornado) please take
shelter in basement of Newmark Lab
– Stairs located inside Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, on
the northwest corner of the building
– UIUC personnel will receive text alerts
• Who is CPR Certified?
• AED in Newmark Crane Bay (Near Center of Bay)
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Safety Briefing (Cont.)
• Newmark Crane Bay – Please use caution
• Note any tripping hazards in the classrooms or in the
Newmark Crane Bay
• No smoking in the building or near the entrances
• Campus Phone Emergency Number: 11911
– For cell phone users, please dial 911
– Assign designated callers
• Meeting Location: Newmark Civil Engineering Lab,
Yeh Student Center, 205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL
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Current Research Program
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Personnel
– 7 Graduate Research Assistants
– Post Doctoral Researcher
– 6 Undergraduate Students
– 2 Research Engineers
– 4 Principal Investigators (PIs)
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Research Sponsors
– Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
– CN Fellowship in Railroad Engineering
– Association of American Railroads (AAR)
Technology Scanning Program
– Amsted RPS / Amsted Rail, Inc.
– NEXTRANS Region 5 Transportation Center
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Improved Concrete Crosstie and
Fastening System Research Program
Objectives
• Conduct an international literature review and
state-of-the-art assessment
• Conduct laboratory and field testing
• Develop mechanistic tie and fastener design
practices
Deliverables and Outcomes
• Improved mechanistic design recommendations
for concrete crossties and fasteners
• Improved safety and reliability of infrastructure
components
• Centralized document depository
Industry Partners:
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Symposium Administrative Items
• Overview of Newmark Civil Engineering Lab and the
Yeh Student Center
– Meeting Room 1310
– Conference Room 3350 [Reserve at registration desk]
• Wireless Internet Access (orange sheets inside folder)
• Uploading Symposium Presentations  Please see
Vicki Dixon or Kim Hagemann as soon as possible
• Dinner Tonight at Memorial Stadium (5 June)
– Time, Location, and Parking
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Map
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Yeh Student Center (Newmark Civil Engineering Lab)
1st
Floor
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Yeh Student Center (Newmark Civil Engineering Lab)
2nd
Floor
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Yeh Student Center (Newmark Civil Engineering Lab)
3rd
Floor
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Memorial Stadium
Dinner Map
• Parking locations shown in
Program (count of drivers)
• Enter Memorial Stadium
from the west side,
Gate 16
• Go to 6th Floor to the
77 Club
• Social Hour at 6:00 PM
• Dinner at 7:00 PM
• Prof. Freudenstein’s
Keynote Address to Follow
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Dr. Amr S. Elnashai
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Title
– Head, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering
– William J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed
Professor in Civil and Environmental
Engineering
Education
– MS and PhD: Imperial College,
University of London, UK
Research Interests
– Multi-resolution distributed analytical
simulations, network analysis, large-scale
hybrid testing and field investigations of the
response of complex networks and
structures
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Dr. Christopher Barkan
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Title
– Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering
– Director - Rail Transportation & Engineering Center
and National University Rail Center (NURail)
Education
– PhD: State University of New York at Albany
– MS: State University of New York at Albany
– BA: Goddard College
Research Interests
– Rail safety, risk, hazardous materials transport, rail
capacity, energy efficiency
Teaching
– Railroad Transportation Engineering, Railway
Signaling and Operation, Advances in Railway
Technology, Shared Rail Corridor Engineering and
Operation
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Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Welcoming Remarks
• Cam Stuart (Program Manager)
• Hugh Thompson (General Engineer)
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Overview: RailTEC Concrete Crosstie and
Fastening System Research Program
International Concrete Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium
7 June 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Outline
• Introduction
• Research History Timeline
• Overall Research Objectives
• Current Research Thrusts
• Current Research Highlights
• Acknowledgements
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Timeline
2008 August – Hired First Graduate Research Assistant (John Zeman)
2008 October – Attendance at First AREMA C-30 Meeting in Savannah, GA
2009 January – First Research Project (CN and AAR funding)
2009 August – Hired Second Graduate Research Assistant (Mauricio Gutierrez)
2009 October – Second Project (Amsted RPS funding)
2010 August – Hired Third Graduate Student (Ryan Kernes)
2011 January – Hired Full-Time Research Engineer (Marcus Dersch)
2011 January – Third Research Project (NEXTRANS Co-Funding)
2011 June – Begin FRA Tie and Fastener BAA
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Principal Investigators (David Lange, Bassem Andrawes, Daniel Kuchma)
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Hired Graduate Research Assistants (Sihang Wei, George Chen,
Justin Grasse, and Brandon Van Dyk)
2011 Summer – Hired Graduate Research Assistants for Amsted RPS and
NEXTRANS Projects (Chris Rapp and Amogh Shurpali)
2012 Summer – Hired Second Full-Time Research Engineer (Ryan Kernes) and
Graduate Research Assistant (Thiago Bizarria)
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Research Levels
Materials
Concrete Mix
Design
(Admixtures)
Pad / Insulator
Materials
Components
Fastener
(Fatigue)
Shoulder
(Embedment)
Prestress Design
Frictional
Characteristics
System
Structural
Improvements
(Modeling)
System
Behavior
(PLTM Testing)
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Concrete Crosstie Materials Tests
Large Scale Abrasion Frame:
Used to investigate abrasion as a mechanism
leading to rail seat deterioration (RSD) while
varying load magnitude and frequency
Lapping Machine:
Provides a means to investigate
concrete deterioration rate as a
function of loading cycles
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Concrete Crosstie Static Test Frames
Static Tie Tester:
Used to study the flexural and bending
moment behavior of the concrete crosstie
under field loading conditions
Static Load Testing Machine (SLTM):
Provides a means to study the behavior
of the crosstie and fastening system
under static load
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Pulsating Load Testing Machine (PLTM)
• Used for Full Scale
Concrete Tie and
Fastening System Testing
• Housed at the Advanced
Transportation and
Research Engineering
Laboratory (ATREL)
• Three 35,000 lb. actuators:
two vertical and one
horizontal
• Provides the ability to
simulate various L/V ratios
by varying loads
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Monticello Railway Museum Test Installation
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Acknowledgements - Organizations
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Acknowledgements - Individuals
– Amsted RPS / Amsted Rail, Inc.: Jose Mediavilla, Dave Bowman, Brent Wilson, Thai
Nguyen, Chase Nielsen
– BNSF Railway: John Bosshart, Tom Brueske, Hank Lees, Seth Ogan, Hal Lewandoski,
– Union Pacific Railroad: Kevin Hicks, Eric Gehringer, Dwight Clark, Steve Ashmore
– Vossloh: Winfred Boesterling, Michael Steidl, Rigi Chackanad, Chris Kenyon
– Pandrol Track Systems: Bob Coats, Scott Tripple, Dave Kangas, Frank Brady
– CXT Concrete Ties: Pelle Duong, Jim Parsley, Mark Hammons, Vince Petersen
– VAE Nortrak: Steve Mattson
– Rocla Concrete Tie: Al Smith (retired), Rusty Crowley, Pedro Lemmertz
– GIC: Mauricio Gutierrez, Carlos Gutierrez
– TTCI: Dave Davis, Richard Reiff
– Engis Corporation: Peter Kuo, Steven Griffin
– Others: Jerry Rose, Conrad Ruppert, Tim Johns, Bill Riehl, Brandon Hunter, Al Smith,
Fabian Weber, John Clark, Jim Gauntt, Michael Land, Rob Loomis, Jeff DeGross
– UIUC: Tim Prunkard, Don Marrow, Darold Marrow, Marc Killion, Ernie Barenberg, Greg
Banas, Jim Meister, Dauren Kumarbekov, Emily Van Dam, Josh Brickman, Steven
Jastrzebski, Michael Wnek, Andrew Kimmle, Calvin Nutt, Alex Ng, Kris Gustafson
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Thank You
Marcus Dersch
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC)
Email: [email protected]
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International Concrete Crosstie and
Fastening System Symposium
Objectives
2012 Concrete Crosstie Symposium
Urbana, IL, 6-8 June 2012
Marcus Dersch, J. Riley Edwards, David Lange,
Daniel Kuchma, Bassem Andrawes, and Ryan Kernes
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Symposium Objectives
• Engage international and domestic concrete crosstie
communities with respect to:
– Design requirements
– Performance challenges
– Innovative design solutions
– Recent research
– Research needs
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Who is Attending
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Five Continents: Seven Countries
– Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, and the United States
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International and North American Concrete Crosstie Manufacturers
– LB Foster CXT, Conprem, KSA, Rocla, SSL, VAE Nortrak
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International and North American Fastening System Manufacturers
– Amsted RPS, Pandrol, and Vossloh
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North American Class I Railroads
– Amtrak, BNSF, CSX, and Union Pacific
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Academic Researchers
– Kansas State, Michigan Tech, Technical University of Munich,
the University of Illinois, and University of Wollongong
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Infrastructure Researchers
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Automated Track Inspection, Engineering, and Testing Firms
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Advancing the State of the Art
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Federal Railway Administration’s Broad Agency Announcement
– Mechanistic Design of Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems
– Advanced Concrete Formulations
– Freeze Thaw Performance
– Prestress Bond
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LB Foster CXT Concrete Tie
– Wing Tie
– Supporting UIUC, KSU, Volpe under the BAA
– RFID for life monitoring of crossties
– Endura Tie
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SSL
– Full Frame and Half Frame Ties
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Union Pacific
– Rail pad study
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Why We are Here
Coming together is a beginning, staying together
is progress, and working together is success
– Henry Ford
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Expected Outcomes
• Better understanding of current state of practice
• Improved coordination among international and domestic
researchers, suppliers, owners, and maintainers
• Industry-wide awareness of latest research projects
• Strengthened relationships between industry and academic
community
• Comprehensive list of research needs
• Shared vision for the critical path to better performance and
increased utilization of concrete sleepers and fastening
systems
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Research Needs Statement Development
• We need your participation!
• Please use Google Document (see link that was
emailed this morning)
• Three levels: materials, component, system
• Need both basic and applied research needs
– Basic: research related to understanding
fundamental relationships (e.g. materials properties)
– Applied: research that aims to solve practical
problems (e.g. system level testing)
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Useful Contact Information
• Vicki Dixon
– 1117 Newmark Lab
– Cell: (217) 202-5492
• Marcus Dersch
– 3214 Newmark Lab,
– Cell: (812) 779-1750
• Riley Edwards
– 1245A Newmark Lab
– Cell: (931) 624-4623
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