Railway Transportation Engineering (CEE 408) Course Updates and Online Conversion

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NuRail Project IDNURail2012-UIUC-E07
Project TitleRailway Transportation Engineering (CEE 408) Course Updates and Online Conversion
UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Principal InvestigatorTyler Dick
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Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization)$0 NURail funds, $31,152 cost share
Total Project Cost$
Agency ID or Contract NumberDTRT12-G-UTC18 (Grant 1)
Start Date2012-08-15
End Date2014-01-15
Brief Description of Research ProjectThe proposal involves updates to materials for the UIUC CEE 408 "Railway Transportation Engineering" course. Although lectures have been continually improved and presented data has been updated each year, many elements of the course data to its initial offering in 1999. This effort will develop new and revised course materials to expand coverage of key concepts that influence the economics and efficiency of railway transportation. The aim is to restructure the class to introduce the railway infrastructure, vehicle, motive power and control subsystems in a manner that highlights the key economic drivers behind industry decisions and their impact on the overall efficiency of the railway system in North America. In revising the course content, the class will be transitioned to be offered online in Fall 2013.
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Final ReportNURail2012-UIUC-E07-Final-Report.pdf