Research Projects during the Past 5 Years

  1.  33-ft Double Trailer Roll Stability Test Evaluation
  2.  Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure
  3.  Experimental Evaluation of Effect of Surface Finish and Wheel/rail Profile and their influence on Risk of Derailment
  4.  Dynamic Analysis and Process Improvement for Tamping Practice
  5.  Application of Big Data for Characterization of Rail-Vehicle Dynamics through Machine Learning
  6.  Dynamic Analysis and Process Improvement for Tamping Practice
  7.  Development of Force-Balanced Suspensions for Semi-Trucks
  8.  Top of Rail (ToR) Lubricity Assessment using Laser Optic Reflective Sensors
  9.  A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling the Dynamics of Rolling Stock
  10.  Dynamic Analysis and Process Improvement for Tamping Practice
  11.  Ground Trailer Roll Stability Test Evaluation-Phase I
  12.  Ground Trailer Roll Stability Test Evaluation-Phase II
  13.  Validation and Verification of Wheel-rail Contact Fundamentals using Virginia Tech’s State of the Art Roller Rig
  14.  Advanced Modeling of Ballast Dynamics for Improving Railroad Tamping Operation
  15.  Energy-Harvesting Controllable Vehicle Suspensions
  16.  Design and Construction of a Scaled Roller Rig for Evaluation of Wheel/Rail Contact Mechanics
  17.  Rail Defect Detection Algorithm for Amtrak
  18.  Accelerating Roundabout Implementation in the United Stated
  19.  Development of Force-Balanced Suspensions for Semi-trucks
  20.  A New Railroad Inspection Method Based on RGB-D Sensing
  21.  Extended Development of Multifunctional LIDAR Sensors for Non-Contact Speed, Curvature, and Track Geometry Measurements
  22.  Technical Collaborative Efforts Between Kistler and Railway Technologies Laboratory at Virginia Tech
  23.  Low-Cost and Durable LIDAR Instruments for ready Measurement of Track Geometry
  24.  Fabrication and Assembly of a Scaled Roller Rig for Studying Mechanics and Dynamics of Railroad Wheel-Rail Interface
  25.  REU Site – Summer Internships in TRE Engineering
  26.  Multifunctional Low-Cost LIDAR Track Geometry Measurement Systems (Year 2)
  27.  Effective Methods for Modeling Three-Piece Truck Friction Wedge Elements in SIMPACK
  28.  Autonomous Broken rail Detection for Railroad Applications
  29.  Multifunction Low-Cost LIDAR Track Geometry Measurement Systems
  30.  Comprehensive Analysis of Effect of New Generation Wide-Base Single (NGWBS) Tires on Heavy Truck Roll Dynamics and Handling
  31.  Cyber Security Algorithms: Modeling Trust/Trustworthiness in Complex Systems
  32.  Effective Fracture Mechanics-Based Methods for Estimating Rail Wear Limits
  33.  Condition-Based Assessment of Track Life using Rail Geometry Data
  34.  Developing Self-Powered Rail Lubricators

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