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2014 ANNUAL MEETING

NURail Annual Meeting Agenda - August 18 - 19, 2014

Penn State Altoona Devorris Downtown Center

1431 12th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16601


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      Theme: Building a Railroad Academic Community

Monday, August 18
 
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration (Aaron Lobby)

 
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast (Aaron Student Lounge)  
9:00 - 10:00 NURail Kickoff Meeting (Aaron Room 006)
Chris Barkan, NURail Center Director, UIUC (Moderator)
 
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    Penn State Altoona Welcome (Barbara Wiens-Tuers, Head, Division of
    Business and Engineering, Penn State Altoona)
    TRB Rail Freight Committee (AR040) welcome (Avery Grimes)
    NURail Welcome and Overview of Center Activities (Chris Barkan)

 
10:00 - 10:15 Break (Aaron Student Lounge)

 
10:15 - 12:00             Affiliate Member Program Meeting (Devorris Auditorium)
Program Introduction; Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech (Moderator)
 
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  Affiliate Presentations and panel discussion:
    Dimitris Rizos, University of South Carolina
    Denver Tolliver, North Dakota State University
    Leslie McCarthy, Villanova University
    Steve Dillon, Penn State Altoona

 
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12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Heritage Discovery Center)

 
1:00 - 2:00 Education and Curriculum Development (Devorris Auditorium)
Jim McKinney, Rose-Hulman (Moderator/Presenter) with discussion
 
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  Discussion Panelists:
    Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech
    Tyler Dick, UIUC
    Dave Clarke, UTK

 
2:00 - 3:15 Outreach, Workforce Development and Tech Transfer (Devorris Auditorium)
Dave Clarke, UTK (Moderator/Presenter)
 

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      Mini workshops on Outreach and Workforce Development topics

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3:15 - 3:30 Break (Aaron Student Lounge)

 
3:30 - 5:00     Strategic Development Plan Workshop  
  1.  Vehicle - Track Interaction - Devorris Auditorium
        Conrad Ruppert - UIUC (Moderator)
2.  Safety and Risk - Devorris Room 001
        Rapik Saat, UIUC (Moderator)
3.  Network Capacity Planning - Devorris Room 003
        Dave Clarke, UTK (Moderator)
4.  Urban, Regional and HSR Passenger &
     Funding and Economic Development - Aaron Room 009
        Steve Schlickman, UIC (Moderator)
5.  Multimodal Freight Transport - Aaron Room 008
        Reg Souleyrette, UK (Moderator)

 
5:00     Adjourn General Sessions

 
5:15 Reception and Student Poster Session (Heritage Discovery Center) 

 
6:30 Dinner and Keynote Address (Heritage Discovery Center)
John Tunna, Director, Office of Research and Development, Federal Railroad Administration (Keynote Speaker)

 
Tuesday, August 19    
7:00 - 10:00am Registration (Aaron Lobby)

 
7:00 - 7:45 Continental Breakfast (Aaron Student Lounge)

 
7:50 - 8:00    Welcoming Remarks
Chris Barkan, NURail Center Director, UIUC (Moderator)

 
8:00 - 9:45 Research Session Presentations (Devorris Auditorium)
Conrad Ruppert, UIUC (Moderator)
 
  8:00    Andrew Scheppe, UIUC, Characterization of Vertical and Lateral
          Wheel Loads
8:15    
Mohsen Issa, UIC, Status of NURail Structural and Materials
          Testing Progress at UIC
8:30
    Ibrahim Lofty, UIC, Experimental Evaluation and Modeling of
          Fastening Systems for Plastic Composite Crossties 
8:45    Teng (Alex) Wang, UKY, Rail Crossing 3D Assessment
9:00    Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech, Rail Embankment Investigation                  Using Remote Sensing for a Permafrost Region
9:15    Maen Farhat, UIC, Totally Prefabricated Counterfort Substructure
          System for Highway and Railway Applications
9:30    Baoshan Huang, UTK, Laboratory Investigation into Mechanical              and Viscoelastic Properties of Hardened Cement Emulsified                      Asphalt Mortar

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9:45 - 10:00 Break (Aaron Lobby)

 
10:00 - 12:00 Research Session Presentations (Devorris Auditorium)
Conrad Ruppert, UIUC (Moderator)
 
  10:00    M. Rapik Saat, UIUC, Risk Assessment of Adjacent Track                        Accidents on Shared-Use Rail Corridors
10:15    M. Rapik Saat, UIUC, Risk Management of Rail Transport of 
            Petroleum Crude Oil
10:30    Stephen Schlickman, UIC, Value Capture Coordination: Case 
            Studies and Best Practices
10:45    David Nelson, Michigan Tech, Rural Freight Rail and Multimodal
            Transportation (The Upper Peninsula of Michigan Case Study)
11:00    Maite Pena Alcaraz, MIT, Capacity Allocation and Pricing on 
            Shared Rail Infrastructure
11:15    Ivan Atanassov, UIUC, Influence of Infrastructure                                     Characteristics on Expanding Rail Corridor Capacity and                            Operations
11:30    Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech, Rescheduling/Timetable
            Optimization of Trains along the U.S. Shared-use Corridors
11:45    Bo Zou, UIC, Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger
            and Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared Use Rail 
            Corridors

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12:00 - 1:30     Lunch and NURail Partner Student Highlights (Heritage Discovery Center)
Tyler Dick, UIUC (Moderator)
 

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      12:15    AREMA Student Chapter Highlights

 
1:30 - 2:15 Education Overview and Summary Session (Devoris Auditorium)
Pasi Lautala, UIUC (Moderator/Presenter) with discussion

 
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2:15 - 2:30 Break (Aaron Lobby)

 
2:30 - 4:00 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting (Devorris 001)
Chris Barkan, NURail Center Director, UIUC (Moderator)

 
2:30 - 4:00 Student Leadership Council (SLC) Business Meeting (Devorris 003)
Tyler Dick, UIUC (Moderator) 

 
4:00 - 5:30 Executive Advisory Board (EAB) (NURail Partners & EAB)(Aaron Room 006)
Chris Barkan, NURail Center Director, UIUC (Moderator) 

 
5:30 - 6:30  NURail Partners Meeting and Wrap-Up (NURail Partners) (Devorris Auditorium)
Chris Barkan, NURail Center Director, UIUC (Moderator)
 
6:30 Joint NURail/Summerail Reception (Railroaders Memorial Museum)  

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