PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

VEHICLE - INFRASTRUCTURE
INTERACTION IV

June 2-7, 1996
Bahia Hotel and Conference Center
998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Tel: 619-490-3328
Fax: 619-488-1387

CONFERENCE CHAIRS:

Bohdan T. Kulakowski
The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
201 Research Office Building
University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 814-863-1893; Fax: 814-865-3039
E-mail: btkl@psu.edu

John de Pont
Industrial Research Limited
24 Balfour Road
Parnell PO Box 2225
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: 64-9-303-4116; Fax: 64-9-307-0618
E-mail: j.depont@irl.cri.nz

Engineering Foundation
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
212-705-7836
Fax: 212-705-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.engfnd.org/endfnd

Sunday, June 2, 1996

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Reception

Monday, June 3, 1996

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet

8:45 am - 12:00 Noon
SESSION I: Opening and Welcome

Conference Co-chairs: John de Pont and Bohdan T. Kulakowski
Engineering Foundation Liaison: Frank W. Schmidt

Keynote Speaker: Byron N. Lord
U.S. Federal Highway Administration, VA

Coffee Break

Keynote Speaker: Albert J. Reinschmidt
Association of American Railroads

Keynote Speaker: Peter Sweatman
Roaduser Research Pty. Ltd., Australia

12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ad hoc Sessions/Free Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cash Bar

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SESSION II: Train/Track Interaction: Modeling and Experimentation
Chair: Roman Bogacz
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

"Train-Track Interaction: A Comparison Between a Numerical Model and Full Scale Experiments"
G. Diana, S. Bruni, F. Cheli, and A. Collins
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

"Stochastic Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Track Response"
M. Moravcik and M. Sicar
University of Transport and Communication in Zilina, Slovakia

"On Dynamics of a Railway Track Modelled as a Two- Dimensional Periodic Structure"
R. Bogacz
Cracow University of Technology, Poland
T. Krzyzynski
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Karl Popp
University of Hannover, Germany

"Forces on Railway Track due to High Speed Tilting Trains"
S.J. Cox
Pandrol Rail Fastenings Limited, England

"Track State Control with Use of Real Time Digital Data Processing"
Y. Naganuma
Railway Technical Research Institute
Y. Sato
Nippon Kikai Hosen KK - NKH, Japan

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Social Hour

Tuesday, June 4, 1996

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am - 12:20 pm
SESSION III: Modelling and Simulation
Chair: David J. Cole
Cambridge University, United Kingdom

"Vehicle/Track Dynamic Models for Wheel/Rail Forces and Track Response"
D. Li, D. Otter, J. Elkins, and N. Wilson
Association of American Railroads, Transportation Technology Center, USA

"Measurement and Prediction of Vehicle/Track Interaction Performance"
R.D. Froehling, Spoornet
W. Eberson, University of Pretoria
H. Scheffel, Railway Dynamic Systems, South Africa

"Track Settlement Adjacent to Bridge Abutments"
H.E.M. Hunt
Cambridge University, England

"Heavy Vehicle Interaction Suspension Dynamic Response and Its Relation with the Potential Damage to Roads"
A. Lozano and J.A. Romero
Mexican Transport Institute, Mexico
J.C. Jauregui, CIATEQ, Mexico

Coffee Break

"Bridge-Vehicle Interaction Using Extended FE Analysis"
W. Baumgartner
Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany

"Modelling the Effect of Spatial Repeatability on Long Term Pavement Performance"
A. Collop, D. Cebon, and D. Cole
Cambridge University, England

"Evaluation of the Effect of Bridge Surface Roughness on the Bridge Friendliness of Heavy Vehicle Suspensions"
M.F. Green and G. Varadarajan
Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ad hoc Sessions/Free Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cash Bar

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SESSION IV: Environmental Issues
Chair: Brian J. Gilmore
Penn State University, USA

"Dynamic Train/Track Interaction - Computer Simulation and Full-Scale Experiments"
A. Igeland
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

"Vibration Isolation Evaluation of Transit Bus Operator Seats"
B. Oesterling, H. You, B. Lowe, B.J. Gilmore
Penn State University, USA

"Technique of Measurement of In-Situ Strength of Frozen Soil Using Impact Penetration"
Z. Zhaoxiang and Y. Qun
Beijing Agricultural University, China

"Investigation of Traffic Ground Vibration by Random Process Theory"
J. Bencat
University of Transport and Communication in Zilina, Slovakia

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Social Hour

Wednesday, June 5, 1996

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am - 12:20 am
SESSION V: Experimental Techniques and Instrumentation
Chair: Laszlo Gyenes
Transport Research Laboratory, United Kingdom

"An Experimental Investigation of Spatial Repeatability"
T. O'Connor, E.J. O'Brien
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
B. Jacob
L.C.P.C., France

"Prediction of Dynamic Wheel Loads of Heavy Vehicles from Measured Characteristics of Vehicle Response"
L. Gyenes and J.R. Trail
Transport Research Laboratory, England

"Train-Structure Interaction: A Measurement Campaign in the Subway of Milan"
M. Falco, M. Bocciolone, and A. Cigada
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

"Computer Modeling and Analysis of Performance of a Road Simulator"
S. Gore, Ford Motor Company
B.T. Kulakowski and J.F. Gardner
Penn State University, USA

Coffee Break

"WIM Implementation for Axle and Wheel Force Measurements"
D.A. Streit
Penn State University, USA

"Pavement Instrumentation for Measurement of Dynamic Loadings"
M. Huhtala
Technical Research Centre (VTT), Finland

"A Comparison of On-Board Truck Deflection Sensors with an Instrumented Pavement Section"
C.A. Lenngren and G. Magnusson
Swedish Road & Traffic Research Inst., Sweden

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SESSION VI: Vehicle Response to Infrastructure
Chair: Thomas D. Gillespie
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, USA

"The Effect of Tire and Suspension Dynamics on Contact Forces at the Tire/Roadway Interface"
C.W. Mousseau, Ford Motor Company, USA
M.W. Sayers, University of Michigan, USA

"Durability Track Assessment and Validation"
B.J. Gilmore, D.J. Klinikowski, and B.T. Kulakowski
Penn State University, USA

"Endurance Testing of Heavy Duty Transit Buses"
G.F. Mutch
Ortech Corporation, Canada

Coffee Break

"Some Consideration Between Road Surface and Truck Endurance"
A. Kawamura and S. Nakajima
Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan

"Aerodynamic Control of Vehicle Response to Infrastructural Disturbance"
A.R. Savkoor
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

"Simplified Models for Truck Dynamic Response to Road Inputs"
T.D. Gillespie and S. Karamihas
University of Michigan, USA

EVENING FREE/DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Thursday, June 6, 1996

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 am - 12:30 pm
SESSION VII: Infrastructure Response to Vehicle Loading
Chair: Robert J. Heywood
Queensland University of Technology
Australia

"The Influence of Vehicle Dynamics on Pavement Life"
J. de Pont, Industrial Research Limited
B. Pidwerbsky and B. Steven
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

"Track State Control with Use of Real Time Digital Data Processing"
Y. Naganuma and Y. Sato
Nippon Kikai Hosel, Japan

"On Dynamics and Control of a Guideway Under a Moving Mass"
T. Frischgesell and K. Popp
University of Hannover, Germany
T. Krzyzynski and R. Bogacz
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

"Influence on Vehicle Suspension, Road Roughness, and Bridge Characteristics on Bridge Loading"
R.J. Heywood
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Coffee Break

"Wide Base Tyres - the Benefits and Costs to the Nation"
R.R. Addis and L. Gyenes
Transport Research Laboratory, England

"Tri-Axle Suspension, Road Roughness, Damping and Infrastructure Loading - An Experimental Investigation"
S. Moldoveanu and R.J. Heywood
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

"Road Roughness - Infrastructure Damage Based Standards"
E. Ramsay, R.J. Heywood, R.J. McLean, and R. Karagania
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Ad hoc Sessions/Free Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cash Bar

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SESSION VIII: Noise and Vibration
Chair: J.F. Hamet
INRETS, France

"Possibilities of Optimization of the Tire/Road System for Low Noise"
U. Sandberg
Swedish Road & Traffic Research Institute, Sweden

"Mathematical Model of Tire Noise Generation"
W. Kropp
Chalmers University of Technology, Guthenburg, Sweden

"Acoustical Classification of Road Pavements: Evolution for Far Field Conditions"
M.C. Brengier, L.C.P.C., France
J.F. Hamet, INRETS, France

"Controlling of Wheel/Rail Rolling Noise at the Source"
P.J. Remington and J. Webb
BBN Acoustic Technologies, USA

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Social Hour

Friday, June 7, 1996

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 am - 11:00 am
SESSION IX: Economic and Other Issues
Chair: TBA

"Cost Allocation Implications of Dynamic Wheel Loading"
E.S.K. Fekpe
Battelle Memorial Institute, OH

"The Integration of Larger Combination Vehicles into the Existing Infrastructure Using Heavy Vehicle Simulation"
S. McFarlane
Roaduser Research Pty. Ltd., Australia

"Layer Modulus Determination"
W.J. Kenis, Federal Highway Administration, USA
W. Wang, EBA Engineering, Inc., USA

Coffee Break

"Dynamic Behavior of Track with Resilient Railpads"
H. Maree
Spoornet, South Africa

"Suspensions of Whole Vehicles? Rating of Road- Friendliness"
J. de Pont
Industrial Research Limited, New Zealand

11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Panel Discussion
Panelists: Conference and Session Chairs.

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
LUNCH AND ADJOURNMENT