27th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:

Biography

Ulrich Spangenberg

Ulrich Spangenberg
Principal Investigator - Vehicle/Track Interaction
Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Ulrich Spangenberg works as a Principal Investigator in the Vehicle/Track Interaction group of the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Ulrich has more than 10 years of railway engineering experience gained in heavy haul and general freight transport in South Africa. He joined the TTCI in 2019. His main interests include the study of vehicle dynamics, wheel-rail interaction, and contact mechanics as it pertains to profile wear and rolling contact fatigue initiation.

Ulrich holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.