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Monday, October 15, 2018 - Monday, October 15, 2018
FREE Professional Development Seminar
Introduction to Rail Dynamics
Mehdi Ahmadian, Ph.D.
Dan Pletta Professor and Director
Railway Technologies Laboratory at Virginia Tech
The primary objective of this seminar is to present an introduction to the engineering fundamentals of rail dynamics. The course will start with a review of the basics of dynamic systems and some aspects of rail dynamics, starting from the wheel-rail contact dynamics and extending into railcar dynamics. Some emphasis will be placed on vehicle dynamics, such as the 3-piece trucks used by the U.S. freight railroads and steerable trucks.