Publications

Refereed Journals
  1. Hendry, M.T. and Edwards, T. (submitted) Effectiveness of piles used to strengthen railway embankments as determined from pore pressure measurements. ICE: Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.
  2. Lipsett, M.G., Hendry, M.T. and Poddar, V. (submitted) Signal processing on ultrasound spectral features for categorization of airbrake leakages at different operating conditions. Journal of Non-Destructive Evaluation, Springer.
  3. Scanlan, K.M., Hendry, M.T. and Martin, C.D. (Submitted) An evaluation of the impact of degraded ballast on track geometry using historical ballast maintenance records. Submitted to: ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering.
  4. Scanlan, K.M., Hendry, M.T., Martin, C.D. and Schmitt, D.R. (2018) A review of methods for estimating ballast degradation using ground-penetrating radar. ASTM STP1605: Symposium on Railroad Ballast Testing and Properties, DOI: 10.1520/STP160520170028.
  5. Scanlan, K.M., Hendry, M.T., Martin, C.D. and Schmitt, D.R. (2018) The spatial correlation between track roughness and ground-penetrating radar inferred ballast degradation. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, DOI: 10.1177/0954409717753817.
  6. Yu, F., Jar, P-Y.B. and Hendry, M.T. (2018) Constitutive analysis of pressure-insensitive metals under axisymmetric tensile loading: A stress triaxiality-dependent plasticity damage model. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 142-143: 21-32.
  7. Yu, F., Jar, P-Y.B. and Hendry, M.T. (2018) Indentation for fracture toughness estimation of high-strength rail steels based on a stress triaxiality-dependent ductile damage model. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 94: 10-25.
  8. Fallah Nafari, S., Gül, M. and Cheng, J.J.R. (2017) Quantifying live bending moments in rail using train-mounted vertical track deflection measurements and track modulus estimations. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 7(5), 637-643.
  9. Fallah Nafari, S., Gül, M., Hendry, M.T., Otter, D. and Cheng J.J.R. (2017) Operational vertical bending stresses in rail: real-life case study. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 144(3), 05017012.
  10. Fallah Nafari, S., Gül, M., Roghani, A., Hendry, M.T. and Cheng, J.J.R. (2017) Estimation of vertical bending stress in rails using train-mounted vertical track deflection measurement systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, Vol. 232(5), 1528-1538. DOI: 10.1177/0954409717738444.
  11. Roghani, A., Macciotta, M., Hendry, M. (2017) Quantifying the effectiveness of methods used to improve railway track performance over soft subgrades: methodology and case study. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 143(9).
  12. Roghani, A., Hendry, M. (2017) Quantifying the impact of soft subgrades on track performance and the development of geometry defects. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, 143(7).
  13. Scanlan, K.M., Hendry, M.T., Martin, C.D., and Schmitt, D.R. (2017) Evaluating the sensitivity of low-frequency ground-penetrating radar attributes to estimate ballast fines in the presence of variable track foundations through simulation. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit 232(4), pp. 1168-1181.
  14. Scanlan, K.M., Hendry, M.T., and Martin C.D. (2017) Evaluating the impact of ballast undercutting on the roughness of track geometry over different subgrades. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, DOI: 10.1177/0954409717720347.
  15. Fallah Nafari, S., Gül, M., Roghani, A., Hendry, M.T. and Cheng, J.J.R. (2015) Evaluating the potential of a rolling deflection measurement system to estimate track modulus. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F- Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, Vol. 232(1), 14-24. DOI: 10.1177/0954409716646404.
  16. Haji Abdulrazagh, P. and Hendry, M.T. (2016) A case study of the use of a falling weight deflectometer to investigate railway infrastructure constructed upon soft subgrades. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53(12).
  17. Roghani, A. and Hendry, M. (2016) The use of vertical rail deflection measurements to identify railway infrastructure with low modulus: Methodology and case studies. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 142(12).
  18. Yu, F., Jar, P-Y.B. and Hendry, M.T. (2017) Fracture behaviour at the sharp notch tip of high strength rail steels - Influence of stress triaxiality. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 178: 184-200.
  19. Hendry, M.T., Onwude, L.U. and Sego, D.C. (2016) A laboratory investigation of the frost heave susceptibility of fine-grained soil generated from the degradation of ballast. Cold Regions Science and Technology, Elsevier, 123: 91-98.
  20. Yu, F., Jar, P.Y. and Hendry, M. (2015) Effect of temperature on deformation and fracture behaviour of high strength rail steel. Journal of Mechanics and Materials, 146: 41-55.

Book Chapters

  1. Yu, F., Jar, P-Y.B. and Hendry, M.T. (In press) Effects of temperature and stress triaxiality on deformation and fracture behaviour of high-strength rail steels. In High-Strength Steels: New Trends in Production and Applications. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Candidacy/Technical Reports and Theses

  1. Juhaszova, D. (2018) Assessing the conditional risk and comparing the equivalence of different fault detection methods for rail car air brake faults. MSc Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
  2. Scanlan, K. (2018) Associating railway track performance and ground-penetrating radar derived ballast quality estimates along the Edson and Brooks subdivisions in Alberta, Canada. PhD Thesis, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  3. Fallah Nafari, S. (2017) A framework for rail integrity assessment based on real-time rail vertical deflection measurements. PhD Thesis, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  4. Mulhall, C. (2017) Large-scale laboratory testing of tie lateral resistance in Two Ballast Materials. MSc Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  5. Tappenden, K.M. (2017) Landslide risk and resilience in the Thompson River Valley south of Ashcroft, British Columbia. PhD Thesis, University of Alberta, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta. 255 pp.
  6. Yu, F. (2017) New destructive and non-destructive methods to quantify fracture toughness of high-strength rail steels. PhD Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
  7. Balideh, S. (2016) Characterization of Ballast. Technical Report prepared for the Canadian Rail Research Laboratory.
  8. Leishman, E. (2016) Analysis of Canadian train derailments from 2001 to 2014. MSc Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  9. Roghani, A. (2016) Quantitative evaluation of the impact of soft subgrades on railways track structure. PhD Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. 220 pp.
  10. Zhang, L. (2016) An investigation of the effects of axle spacing on the rail bending stress behavior. MSc Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  11. Hendry, M.T., Roghani, A. and Zhang, M. (2016) Assessment of a technology for the measurement of rail track deflections. Report prepared for the Transportation Development Centre of Transport Canada. RDIMS # 911319. 36 pp.
  12. Marghoub Shadkar, A. (2016) Reliability study of hot wheel detection system in cold weather condition. MSc Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
  13. Fallah Nafari, S. (2015) A framework for rail integrity assessment based on real-time rail vertical deflection measurements. PhD Candidacy Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  14. Hendry, M.T. and Roghani, A. (2015) Rolling measurement of vertical deflection: assessing a technology for the measurement of the deflection of track structure and its use to map poor subgrade locations. Technical Report prepared for the Transportation Development Centre of Transport Canada. 30 pp.
  15. Scanlan, K. (2015) Associating railway track performance and ground-penetrating radar derived ballast quality estimates along the Edson and Brooks subdivisions in Alberta, Canada. PhD Candidacy Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  16. Yu, F. (2015) An instrumented indentation technique for estimating fracture toughness of high strength rail steels. PhD Candidacy Report, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
  17. Gallardo-Bobadilla, R. (2014) Advanced linear programming techniques for the optimization of blocking & train scheduling and railway network routing. PhD Candidacy Report, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
  18. Haji Abdulrazagh, P. and Hendry, M.T. (2014) Railway falling weight deflectometer data analysis. Technical Report prepared for URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Ltd.
  19. Newman, C. (2014) A review of the use of the falling weight deflectometer for railway track assessment. MEng Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  20. Onwude, L.U. (2014) The laboratory investigation of the frost heave susceptibility of fine-grained soil generated from the degradation of ballast. MEng Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  21. Poddar, V. (2014) Reliability Centred Maintenance and Ultrasonic Leakage Detection as a maintenance and condition monitoring technique for freight rail airbrakes in cold weather conditions. MSc Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
  22. Roghani, A. (2014) A quantitative evaluation of the impact of soft subgrades on railway track structure. PhD Candidacy Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  23. Ruhl, M. (2014) Locomotive failure cost analysis & predictive failure. PhD Candidacy Report, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
  24. Scanlan, K., Ibarra, L., Fallah Nafari, S. and Roghani, A. (2014) University of Alberta AREMA Student Chapter Annual Report. 1 Aug.
  25. Tappenden, K.M. (2014) The District of North Vancouver’s Landslide Management Strategy - Role of public involvement for determining tolerable risk and increasing community resilience. Natural Hazards, 72(2):481-501.DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-1016-0.
  26. Tappenden, K.M. (2014). Landslide risk and resilience in the Thompson River Valley south of Ashcroft, British Columbia. PhD Candidacy Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  27. Delara, S. (2013) Freezing of railway tunnels in Canada. MEng Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  28. Petrov, M. (2013) Internal report on the relationship between slope cut failures and weather in Fraser Canyon. 15 pp.
  29. Roghani, A., Robinson, T., Ibarra, L., Ruhl, M., Wollenberg Barron, T. and Macciotta, R. (2013) University of Alberta AREMA Student Chapter Annual Report. 1 Aug.
  30. Tavakolian Bana, H. (2013) Factors affecting the behavior of soft subgrade in the railway track. MEng Report, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
  31. Hendry, M.T., Bunce, C. and Edwards, T. (2012, Spring) The Railway Ground Hazard Research Program. The Shipper’s Advocate: Official Publication of the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association, 16-18.
Special/Invited Presentations
  1. Scanlan, K. (2018) CaRRL report on ETC: system functionality; detailed RODS assessment and corridor risk assessment. Invited presentation to the Advisory Council on Railway Safety, April.
  2. Juhaszova, D. (2017) Automated train brake effectiveness. Invited presentation to Transport Canada.
  3. Roghani, A. (2016) A case study of line upgrade for HAL using State-of-the-Art investigation tools. Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington, DC, January.
  4. Yu, F., Jar, P-Y B. and Hendry, M. (2016) Influence of stress triaxiality on damage evolution and effective equivalent stress for high strength rail steels. University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, June.
  5. Roghani, A. (2015) Combining track quality and performance measures to assess track maintenance requirements. Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March.
  6. Gallardo-Bobadilla, R. (2014) Blocking & train schedule and network routing: modeling, optimization, and post-optimality analysis. Invited presentation to Transport Canada, February.
  7. Hendry, M.T. (2014) Railway safety and feasibility of a high speed rail line in Alberta. Invited expert testimony presented to the Government of Alberta Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future, Edmonton, AB, January.
  8. Ruhl, M. (2014) Locomotive failure costs analysis and predictive failure. Invited presentation to Transport Canada, February.
  9. Tappenden, K. (2014) Climatic influences on the Ashcroft Thompson River landslide. Invited presentation to Transport Canada, February.
  10. Hendry, M.T. (2013) Canadian Rail Research Laboratory: The threat ground hazards pose to railway infrastructure. Invited keynote presentation to the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, 19 March.
  11. Hendry, M.T. (2013) Soft subgrade ground hazards identification and mapping. Invited lecture and published in the Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 92th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 13-17 January.
  12. Martin, C.D. (2013) Panel session member at the AAR-TTCI Annual Research Review, Pueblo, CO, 5-6 March.
  13. Roghani, A. (2013) Impact of fouled ballast on railway track performance. Invited presentation to the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, October.
  14. Roghani, A. (2013) Ballast issues on railway foundations. Invited presentation to the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, September.
  15. Roghani, A. (2013) Ballast segregation induced by train vibration. University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Edmonton, AB, June.
  16. Hendry, M.T. (2012) An introduction to the Canadian Rail Research Laboratory. Invited presentation at the Canadian Rail Summit, Montreal, QC, 14-16 October.