Program

VEHICLE-INFRASTRUCTURE INTERACTION VI

September 26 - October 1, 1999
Orbis Kasprowy Hotel
Zakopane, Poland

Conference Chair
Roman Bogacz
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Warsaw, Poland

Conference Co-chairs
Boudewijn Hoogvelt
TNO Road-Vehicles Research Institute
Delft, Netherlands

Donald Streit
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, USA

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
E-mail: engfnd @aol.com Website: www.engfnd.org

Conference Organizing Committee
Wlodzimierz Abramowicz
Poland
Roman Bogacz, Chair
Poland
John de Pont
New Zealand
Mark Green
Canada
Boudewijn Hoogvelt, Co-Chair
Netherlands
Szymon Imielowski, Secretary
Poland
Bohdan Kulakowski, UEF Liaison
United States
Wlodzimierz Kurnik
Poland
Stanley Long
United States
Eugene O'Brien
Ireland
Donald Streit, Co-Chair
United States

Sunday, September 26, 1999

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Opening Dinner

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Opening Reception

Monday, September 27, 1999

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:00 noon Opening and Welcome
Conference Chair: Roman Bogacz
Engineering Foundation Liaison: Bohdan T. Kulakowski

Keynote Speaker: Witold Chodakiewicz
Polish Ministry of Transport

Coffee Break

SESSION I: VEHICLE-ROAD/RAIL INTERACTION I
Chair: Boudewijn Hoogvelt
TNO, The Netherlands

Passive Control of a Beam Subjected to Traveling Inertial Load
Szymon Imielowski
IFTR, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Comparison of Damage Factors for Different Truck Axle Configurations Using Dissipated Energy Versus Peak Strains
Karim Chatti
Michigan State University, USA

Relationship Between Distress Data and Roughness Profiles: Field Observations
Karim Chatti
Michigan State University, USA

Wear Evolution Driven by Ergodic System Dynamics
Dirk Langemann
University of Rostock, Department of Mathematics, Germany

12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch

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

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm SESSION II: MODELING AND SIMULATION
Chair: Donald A. Streit
Penn State University, USA

Dynamic Modelization of Tires
Jerome Labatut
LTDS CNRS UMR 5513, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Crash Impact Simulation Methodologies for Aircraft Structures
C.M. Kindervater
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Parameter Identification for Transit Buses Using Genetic Algorithm
Bohdan Kulakowski
Penn State University, USA

Modeling and Simulation Technology for Vehicle Virtual Prototyping
Dario Solis
The University of Iowa, USA

Virtual Proving Ground Technology Development for Interactive and Collaborative Research and Engineering Design Studies
James Turner
National Advanced Driving Simulator and Simulation Center, USA

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Social Hour

Tuesday, September 28, 1999

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:45 am - 12:00 noon SESSION III: EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTATION
Chair: Eugene O'Brien
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Static Calibration Methodology for Weigh-in-Motion Systems
Donald A. Streit
Penn State University, USA

Performance of Multiple Sensor WIM Array
Victor Dolcemascolo
Laboratoire Regional de l'Quest Parisien, France

Bridge Weigh-in-Motion Systems Without Axel Detectors
Anthony Demspey
University College Dublin, Ireland

Testing of a Bridge WIM System in Lulea, Sweden
Peter McNulty
University College Dublin, Ireland

WAVE: A European Research Project on Weigh-in-Motion
Eugene O'Brien
University College Dublin, Ireland

12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch

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

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm SESSION IV: VEHICLE-ROAD/RAIL INTERACTION II
Chair: Mark Green
Queens University, Canada

Theoretical Study of the Use of Infrastructure Response in the Development of a Free of Axle Detector Weigh-in-Motion System
Sean P. Brady
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Characteristic Load Effect Prediction
Eugene J. O'Brien
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The Response of Orthotropic Bridge Decks to Truck Loads
A. Dempsey
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Dynamic Amplification Factor Using Bridge/Vehicle Dynamic Simulation
Kamel Henchi
Delfina Technologies, Inc., Canada

Dyanmic Behavior of an Advanced Rapid Transit (ART) System
Mark Green
Queens University, Canada

Determination of Traffic Impact Factors Caused by Expansion Joints
J.S. Leendertz
TNO Road-Vehicle Research Institute, The Netherlands

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Social Hour

Wednesday, September 29, 1999

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:45 am - 12:00 noon SESSION V: SAFETY ISSUES
Chair: Wlodek Abramowicz
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Finite Element Analysis of Existing BCT Terminals
Jerry Wekezer, FAMU-FSU, College of Engineering, USA

Damage-A Computer Program for Rapid Simulation of Ship Grounding and Collision Events
Wlodzimierz Abramowicz
ITFR, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Crushing Strength of Ship Structures
Bo Cerup Simonsen
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Mathematical Models for Energy Management in Train Crashworthiness
Jorge Ambrosio
IDMEC-Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

The Safety of Road Vehicles in Unprotected European Underpasses
Clive Chirwa
Bolton Institute, England

12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SESSION VI: NOISE AND VIBRATION
Chair: Bohdan T. Kulakowski
Penn State University, USA

Literature Survey of Vertical Transient Dynamic Response Tire Models
Donald Streit
Penn State University, USA

High Speed Flutter of Railway Wheelsets
Wlodzimierz Kurnik
Technical University of Warsaw, Poland

Investigation of Microtremor from Rail Traffic
Jan Bencat
University of Transportation and Communication, Slovakia

Investigations on Railway Tracks with Special Emphasis on Ill-Positioned Sleepers
Michael Plenge
Institute of Mechanics, University of the Federal Armed Forces,
Germany

Reduction of Train-Induced Vibration in Buildings
James Talbot
Cambridge University, England

On Influence of Pad Features on Dynamics of a Railway Track
R. Bogacz
IFTR, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Festive Polish Highlander Dinner at Bakowo Zohylina

Thursday, September 30, 1999

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:45 am - 12:00 noon SESSION VII: VEHICLE SUSPENSION AND TIRES
Co-Chairs: Wlodzimierz Kurnik and John de Pont
Warsaw Technical University, Poland
TERNZ, New Zealand

Vehicle Dynamics Model as Road Pavement Load Generator
Zbigniew Lozia
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Suspension Dynamics and Pavement Wear
John de Pont
TERNZ, New Zealand

On the Effect of Wide Single Tires and Dual Tires on Vehicle Stability and Dynamic Wheel Forces
John Aurell
Volvo Truck Corporation, Sweden

Semi-Empirical Tire Model with Easy Measured Parameters
Jerzy Wicher,
Institute of Vehicle, Technical University of Warsaw, Poland

Proper Use of Super Singles, Singled-Out Duals, and Dual Tires
Donald Streit
Penn State University, USA

12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch

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

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm SESSION VIII: ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
Chair: Stanley Long
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, USA

Integrated Transportation Planning for a Better Environment -- The Canadian Concept Applied on the World Stage
Christopher W. Holloway
The Trans Group, Canada

Regulating Infrastructure Provision to Improve Air Quality: Implementing the Transportation Conformity Regulations in the United States
Arnold M. Howitt
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA

Linking Infrastructure, Vehicles, and the Environment
Ken Button
George Mason University, USA

Discovering the Proper Balance Between Infrastructure and Environmental Integrity
Jonathan L. Gifford
George Mason University, USA

Development of a Framework for the Evaluation of Safety Measures for the Transport of Anhydrous Ammonia
David J. Klinikowski
Penn State University, USA

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Social Hour

Friday, October 1, 1999

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:45 am - 11:00 am SESSION IX: ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY
Chair: L. Rafalski
Research Institute of Roads and Bridges, Poland

Impact of Vehicle-Infrastructure on Life Cycle Costs
Tulecka Natalia
Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Panel Discussion
Panelists: Conference and Session Chairs

12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch and Adjournment

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