The Educational Railroading Conference Leader Since 1994

26th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

2020 Rail Transit Sessions Speakers

Abstracts and Biographies
Alvin Law
Alvin Law

AECOM

Alireza Babaee
Alireza Babaee

AECOM

Using Simulation and Field Data to Increase Crossover Diverging Speeds for Bilevel Passenger Cars
Joel Garrett
Joel Garrett

Whitmore

Improving Onboard Friction Management
Kelvin Chiddick
Kelvin Chiddick

Chiddick Consulting

James Cardno
James Cardno

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Derek Flann
Derek Flann

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Using Friction Management to Improve System Performance and Reduce Life Cycle Cost on the Canada Line
Mark Reimer
Mark Reimer

Advanced Rail Management

Improving Rail Grinding Specifications and QA/QC Procedures for Transit
 
 

Special Focus:

Addressing Wheel/Rail-Generated Noise and Vibration in Rail Transit

Session Chair and Moderator: Briony Croft, Principal Acoustical Consultant, SLR Consulting (Canada)

Briony Croft
Briony Croft

SLR Consulting (Canada)

Rail Damper Trials – Noise Reduction Outcomes from Ottawa and Vancouver
Peeter Vesik
Peeter Vesik

British Columbia Rapid Transit

Characterizing the Effect of Rail Hardness on Corrugation Formation, Grinding Cycles, and Noise
Karoline Alten
Karoline Alten

Transportation Infrastructure Technologies at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Vibro-Acoustic Inspection of Vienna‘s Tram Network
Rashid Dorj
Rashid Dorj

City of Ottawa

Effects of a Conformal Frog Retrofit on Wayside Noise and Vibration on the Ottawa Trillium Line
Shankar Rajaram
Shankar Rajaram

Sound Transit

Controlling Grinding-Induced Corrugation to Maintain Lower Wayside Train Noise Levels