Conference Papers

  • Tarawneh, C., Montalvo, J., and Fuentes, A., “Defect Detection System for Freight Railcar Tapered-Roller Bearings Using Vibration Techniques,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Railways Technology (Railways 2018), Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, September 3-7, 2018. [Extended Abstract] [Link to PDF (140 KB)].

  • Tarawneh, C., Ley, J., Blackwell, D., Crown, S., and Wilson, B., “Onboard Load Sensor for Use in Freight Railcar Applications,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Railways Technology (Railways 2018), Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, September 3-7, 2018. [Extended Abstract] [Link to PDF (102 KB)]

  • Tarawneh, C., Aranda, J., Hernandez, V., and Ramirez, C., “An Investigation into Wayside Hot-Box Detector Efficacy and Optimization,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Railways Technology (Railways 2018), Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, September 3-7, 2018. [Extended Abstract] [Link to PDF (80.3 KB)]

  • Lee, M. and Khattak, A. J., “A Case Study of Crash Severity Spatial Pattern Identification in Hot Spot Analysis,” Transportation Research Board, August 2018.

  • Liu, H., Lee, M., and Khattak, A. J., “Updating Annual Average Daily Traffic Estimates at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings with Geographically Weighted Poisson Regression,” Transportation Research Board, August 2018.

  • Tarawneh, C., Aranda, J., Hernandez, V., and Ramirez, C., “An Analysis of the Efficacy of Wayside Hot-Box Detector Data,” Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 18-20, 2018. [Link to PDF (2.6 MB)]

  • Montalvo, J., Tarawneh, C., and Fuentes, A., “Vibration-Based Defect Detection for Freight Railcar Tapered-Roller Bearings,” Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 18-20, 2018. [Link to PDF (964 KB)]

  • De Los Santos, N., Tarawneh, C., Jones, R., and Fuentes, A., “Defect Prognostic Models for Spall Growth in Railroad Bearing Rolling Elements,” Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 18-20, 2018. [Link to PDF (1.7 MB)]

  • Rodriguez, O., Fuentes, A., and Tarawneh, C., “Impact of Hysteresis Heating of Railroad Bearing Thermoplastic Elastomer Suspension Pad on Railroad Bearing Thermal Management,” Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 18-20, 2018. [Link to PDF (2.8 MB)]

  • Banerjee, S., Santos, J., Hempel, M., and Sharif, H., “A New Railyard Safety Approach for Detection and Tracking of Personnel and Dynamic Objects Using Software-Defined Radar,” Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 18-20, 2018. [Link to PDF (4.68 MB)]

  • Albakay, N., Hempel, M., and Sharif, H., “Novel Insights for Railroad Maintenance Using Big Data Analytics,” Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 18-20, 2018. [Link to PDF (2.0 MB)]
  • Banerjee, S., Hempel, M., and Sharif, H., “A Novel Proposal for Implementing Massive MIMO and User Control Plane Decoupling with UPWARC,” International Conference on Communication Systems & Networks (COMSNETS), Bengaluru, India, January 3-7, 2018.

  • Liu, H. and Khattak, A. J., “A Method for Better Estimation of Motor Vehicle Crash Exposure at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings,” Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., (paper 18-04778), January 7-11, 2018.

  • Iranitalab, A. and Khattak, A. J., “Investigation of United States Rail-based Crude Oil Incidents - Types and Consequences of Crude Oil Release,” Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2018.

  • Wu, Z., Rilett, L. R., and Chen, Y., “Evaluating the Impact of Highway-Railway Grade Crossings on Travel Time Reliability on a Highway Network Level,” Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., (paper 18-04762), January 7-11, 2018.

  • Zhao, L., Rilett, L. R., and Spiegelman, C., “Predicting Highway-Rail Grade Crossing (HRGC) Gate Violations Using Tree-Based Ensemble Techniques,” Extended Abstract 18-05343, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2018.

  • Zhao, L., Rilett, L.R., and Zhou, J., “Using High Fidelity Vehicle Trajectory Data for Safety Analyses: Case Study,” Extended Abstract 18-05895, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2018.

  • Allen, D.H. and Fry, G.T., “A Model for Predicting Lateral Buckling in Rails,” Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2017.  [Link to PDF (527 KB)]

  • Fry, G., and Tangtragulwong, P., “Analysis of Rail Grinding as a Means to Optimize Rail Head Fatigue Life under Heavy Axle Loads,” Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2017.

  • Banerjee, S., Hempel, M., and Sharif, H., “A Review of Workspace Challenges and Wearable Solutions in Railroads and Construction,” 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Valencia, Spain, pp. 91-96, June 26-30, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/IWCMC.2017.7986268.

  • Timmer, D., Tarawneh, C. and Jones, R., “Models for the Residual Life of Railroad Bearing Grease in Laboratory and Industry Applications,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 4-7, 2017. [Link to PDF (3.3MB)]

  • Rodriguez, O., Fuentes, A. A., Tarawneh, C., and Jones, R., “Hysteresis Heating of Railroad Bearing Thermoplastic Elastomer Suspension Element,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 4-7, 2017. [Received Best Paper Award]
    [Link to PDF (1.4MB)]

  • De Los Santos, N., Jones, R., Tarawneh, C., Fuentes, A. A., and Villarreal, A., “Development of Prognostic Techniques for Surface Defect Growth in Railroad Bearing Rolling Elements,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 4-7, 2017. [Link to PDF (688KB)]

  • Mealer, A., Tarawneh, C., and Crown, S. W., “Radiative Heat Transfer Analysis of Railroad Bearings for Wayside Hot-Box Detector Optimization,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 4-7, 2017. [Link to PDF (1.3MB)]

  • Banerjee, S., Hempel, M., and Sharif, H., “A Survey of Railyard Worker Protection Approaches and System Design Considerations,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 4-7, 2017, DOI: 10.1115/JRC2017-2246.

  • Banerjee, S., Hempel, M., Rakshit, S. M., and Sharif, H., “5G-UCDA in High Speed Rail with Multi Antenna-to-Logical Cell Circular FIFO Mapping Strategy,” International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Silicon Valley, CA, January 26-29, 2017.

  • Tafti, S., Briaud, J. L., and Fry, G., “High Speed Trains and Ground Mach 1,” Geo Institute of ASCE Congress, Orlando, FL, March 12-15, 2017. 

  • Chen, Y. and Rilett, L., “A Train Data Collection and Arrival Time Prediction System for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10, 2017. 

  • Zhao, L. and Rilett, L., “Dynamic Model of Driver Approaching Behaviors at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10, 2017.

  • Liu, H. and Khattak, A., “Alternate Indicators for Crash Severity–Analysis of Multi-Vehicle Crashes Based on a Multi-Level Mixed-Effects Ordered Logit Model,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, paper 17-06412, Washington, D.C., January 9, 2017.

  • Kang, Y. and Khattak, A., “A Cluster-Based Approach to Analyze Crash Injury Severity at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 9, 2017.

  • Wilson, B. M., Fuller, A. J., Tarawneh, C., and Turner, J. A., "Near Race Inclusions in Bearing Components and the Resultant Effect on Fatigue Initiation and Component Life," Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE), Melbourne, Australia, May 16-18, 2016.

  • Rodriguez, O., Carbone, J., Fuentes, A. A., Tarawneh, C., and Jones, R., "Heat Generation in the Railroad Bearing Thermoplastic Elastomer Suspension Element," Proceedings of the 2016 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 12-15, 2016. [Link to PDF (1.2MB)

  • Tarawneh, C., Sotelo, L., De Los Santos, N., Villarreal, A., Lechtenberg, R., and Jones R., "Temperature Profiles of Railroad Tapered Bearings with Defective Inner and Outer Rings," Proceedings of the 2016 ASME Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 12-15, 2016. [Link to PDF (386KB)]

  • Zhang, J., Barroso, L. R., Hurlebaus, S. and Stubbs, N., "Non-Destructive Evaluation Method Based On Dynamic Invariant Stress Resultants," 6th International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures (EVACES), Zurich, Switzerland, October 19-21, 2015.

  • Zhao, S. and Khattak, A. J., “Motor Vehicle Drivers’ Injuries in Crashes Reported at or Near Highway-Rail Grade Crossings,” Proceedings of the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Paper No. 16-5919, Washington D.C., January 2016. 
  • Zhao, S., Iranitalab, A., and Khattak, A. J., “Investigation of Pedestrian Injury Severity in Crashes at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Using Latent Class Analysis,” Proceedings of the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Paper No. 16-3697, Washington D.C., January 2016.   
  • Wilson, B. M., Fuller, A. J., Tarawneh, C., and Turner, J. A., "Early Bearing Fatigue Initiation by the Identification and Selection of Bearings with Near Race Defects," Proceeding of the 2015 International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Perth, Australia, June 21-24, 2015. [Received Best Paper Award]

  • Gonzalez, A., Tarawneh, C., Wilson, B. M., and Turner, J. A., "Tracking of Spall Deterioration on Tapered Roller Bearing Raceways," Proceedings of the 2015 ASME Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 23-36, 2015 [Link to PDF (1.9MB)]

  • Estrada, R., Foltz, H., Tarawneh, C., and Moreno, R., "Energy Harvesting Potential of Terfenol-D for On-Board Bearing Health Monitoring Applications," Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 23-26, 2015. [Link to PDF (2.1 MB)]
  • Trevino, A., Fuentes, A.A., Tarawneh, C., and Montalvo, J., "FEA Fatigue Life Estimation of Modified Railroad Bearing Adapters for Onboard Monitoring Applications," Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 23-26, 2015. [Link to PDF (5.3 MB)]

  • Turner, J., Fuller, J., Wilson, B., and Tarawneh, C., "Multiple Frequency Ultrasonic Detection of Subsurface Near-Race Inclusions for Improved Fatigue Life Performance," Proceedings of the 2015 ASME Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 23-36, 2015. [Link to PDF (573 MB)]

  • Martinez, T., Timmer, D., Jones, R., and Tarawneh, C., "Developing Empirical Models of Railroad Bearing Grease," Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 23-26, 2015. [Link to PDF (1.4 MB)]

  • Montalvo, J., Trevino, A., Fuentes, A. A., and Tarawneh, C., "Structural Integrity of Conventional and Modified Railroad Bearing Adapters for Onboard Monitoring," Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2014, Montreal, Canada, November 14-20, 2014. [Link to PDF (2.4 MB)]

  • Rilett, L., and Chen, Y., "A Train Speed Measurement and Arrival Time Prediction System for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings," 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Detroit, MI, September 8, 2014.

  • Tarawneh, C., "Field Implementation Statistical Analysis of an Emerging Bearing Condition Monitoring System.," Second International Conference on Railway Technology, Ajaccio, Corsica, France, April 8-11, 2014. [Link to PDF (549MB]