Expertise, Railway Infrastructure

KCPM brings 30 years of experience in research, R&D and consulting work in projects for the railway industry. Here is a list of some recent international publications arising out of those projects.The full list comprises over 120 publications.

Murray, M.H. (2016). Cost effective tie design: the need for a codified loading regime. 2016 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Il, USA. June 14-16, 2016.

Murray, M.H. (2015). Rail fatigue and the role of impact forces. Eleventh IHHA Conference, Perth, Australia. International Heavy Haul Association, Virginia, USA, 21-24 June.

Murray, M.H. (2015). Rational sleeper design method for heavy haul. Eleventh IHHA Conference, Perth, Australia. International Heavy Haul Association, Virginia, USA, 21-24 June.

Kaewunruen, S., Remennikov, A. and Murray, M.H. (2014). Introducing a new limit states design concept to railway concrete sleepers: an Australian experience. Frontiers in Materials, 1(8), July.

Murray, M.H. (2013). Breaking with tradition: a risk-based approach to rail engineering. Rail Express. Informa Australia: Sydney, April, pp.41-43.

Bian, J., Gu, Y.T., Murray, M.H. (2013). A dynamic wheel-rail impact analysis of railway track under wheel flat by finite element analysis. Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, March. DOI:10.1080/00423114.2013.774031

Murray, M.H. (2012). Managing the track asset through wheel maintenance. Conference on Railway Engineering CORE2012 Proceedings, Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Australia, Sept 10-12.

Murray, M.H. (2012). Sustainable infrastructure: the role of drivers and operators. Rail Express. Informa Australia: Sydney, June, pp.31-32.

Kaewunruen, S., Remennikov, A.M., Murray, M.H. (2012). Development of reliability-based design for railway prestressed concrete sleepers. Proceedings of the 17th National Convention on Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering for Integrated Developments, Udon Thani, Thailand. ISBN:978-616-278-013-4, http://ncce17.csc.ku.ac.th

Murray, M.H. (2011). Questioning the life span of concrete sleepers. Rail Express. Informa Australia: Sydney, June, pp40-42.

Remennikov, A.M., Murray, M.H. and Kaewunruen, S., (2012), Reliability based conversion of a structural design code for prestressed concrete sleepers. Proceedings of IMechE Part F Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 226(2): 155-173. DOI: 10.1177/0954409711418754

Murray, M.H. and Bian, J. (2012). Ultimate limit states design of concrete railway sleepers. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Transport Journal, vol 165, issue TR3, UK, August. DOI: 10.1680/tran.10.00048.

Murray, M.H. (2012). Managing the track asset through wheel maintenance. Conference on Railway Engineering CORE2012 Proceedings, Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Australia, Sept 10-12.

Bian, J., Gu, Y.T., Murray, M.H. (2011) Advanced numerical study of impact forces on railway sleepers under wheel flat. In Kaneko, Shigehiko (Ed.) Proceedings of the 14th Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference 2011. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HongKong.

Kaewunruen, S., Remennikov, A. and Murray, M.H. (2011). Limit states design of railroad concrete crossties. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Transport Journal, Vol.164, Issue TR1.

Kaewunruen, S., Remennikov, A. and Murray, M.H. (2011). Greener and leaner – unleashing capacity of railroad concrete ties via limit states concept. Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, USA. Vol.137, Issue 4, April, pp.241-247.

Murray, M.H. (2010). Renewing concrete sleepers – how long can they last? Conference on Railway Engineering CORE2010 Proceedings, Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Wellington, NZ, Sept 12-15, pp197-202.

Hawari H., Murray M.H. (2009). Correlating vehicle forces and track profile. Transport Engineering in Australia, Institution of Engineers Australia, pp17-28.

Murray, M.H. and Leong, J. (2009). Limit states design and rating of concrete sleepers. Railway Engineering-2009 Conference, University of Westminster, 24-25 June, London, UK.

Murray, M.H. and Hawari, H. (2009). Track forces and their relationship to degradation of track geometry. Railway Engineering-2009 Conference, University of Westminster, 24-25 June, London, UK.

Murray M.H. & Rowe J. (2009). Educating the world’s railway engineers. Proc. 23rd International Conference on Distance Education, OpenUniversiteit, Maastricht, 8-10 June, Holland.

Leong, J. and Murray, M.H. (2008) Probabilistic analysis of train-track vertical impact forces. Transport Journal 161 Issue TR1, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK, pp15-21.

Hawari, H. and Murray, M.H. (2008) Effects of train characteristics on the rate of deterioration of track roughness. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol.134, No.3, March. American Society of Civil Engineers, Virginia, USA, pp234-239.

Remennikov, A.M., Murray, M.H., and Kaewunruen, S. (2008). Dynamic design guidelines for prestressed concrete sleepers. Proc. 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, University of Southern Queensland, December 2-5, pp.743-748. ISBN 978:0-415-49196-9.

Hawari, H. and Murray, M.H. (2008) Degradation of railway track on heavy haul lines. Proc. Conference on Railway Engineering 2008, Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Perth, September.

Leong J., Murray M.H., Steffens D. (2007). Examination of railway track dynamic models capabilities against measured field data. Proceedings International Heavy Haul Conference Specialist Technical Session, Kiruna, Sweden, June 11-13, pp 257-268

Remennikov, A.M., Murray, M.H., and Kaewunruen, S. (2007), Conversion of AS1085.14 for railway prestressed concrete sleeper to limit states design format. AusRAIL Plus 2007, Dec 2-6, Sydney, Australia, [CD Rom].

Bona M.A., Murray M.H. (2006). Effect of maintenance on misaligned rail welds. Proc. Conference on Railway Engineering 2006, Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Melbourne, May.

Hawari H., Murray M.H. (2006). Correlating track forces and track profile. Proc. Conference on Railway Engineering 2006, Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Melbourne, May.

Steffens D, & Murray M. H. (2005). Establishing meaningful results from models of railway track dynamic behaviour. Proc. 8th International Heavy Haul Conf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14-16
 

 

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Expertise, Engineering Education.

KCPM brings over 35 years of experience at senior levels within post-secondary institutions. Dr Murray was repeatedly acknowledged for his innovation, leadership and teaching quality with thirteen different local and national awards and fellowships, most recently the Australian Government National Award for Teaching Excellence in the Physical Sciences and Related Areas (the Australian Learning and Teaching Council). The list of international publications below indicates the range of activities in post-secondary engineering education.
 

Murray, M.H. (2011). Creating global networks through an online engineering graduate program. European Journal of Engineering Education, Delft, Netherlands.

Murray, M.H. (2010). World first postgraduate program – Master of Engineering (Railway Infrastructure). Transport Infrastructure Workforce Conference, Sydney, 25-26 February.

Murray M.H. & Rowe J. (2009). Educating the world’s railway engineers. Proc. 23rd International Conference on Distance Education, OpenUniversiteit, Maastricht, 8-10 June, Holland.

Murray M.H. (2009). Peer assisted study sessions. First Year Curriculum Design Symposium, Queensland University of Technology, 5-6 February, Brisbane, Australia.

Smit, D., Murray, M.H. (2009). Finding order in chaos – problem based transdisciplinary assignment for 1500 students across 19 disciplines. Proceedings of the 34th Australian Universities Building Education Association 2009 Conference (AUBEA 2009), University of South Australia, July 7-10.

Campbell, D., Boles, W., Murray, M., Iyer, M., Hargreaves, D. (2007) Balancing Pedagogy and Student Experience in First-Year Engineering Courses, Proc. Third International CDIO Conference, Cambridge, USA, 2007, (CDROM – 14 pages).

Murray, M.H. and Lonne, R. (2006) An innovative use of the web to build graduate team skills. Teaching in Higher Education, Carfax Publishing, London, Vol.11, No.1, January, pp 63-77

Boles W., Murray M.H., Campbell D., Iyer M. (2006) Engineering the learning experience: influences and options. Proc. 17th Conf. Aust. Assoc.Eng.Education, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-13 December.

Dawes L., Murray M.H., Rasmussen G. (2005). Student Experiential Learning. Proc. 4th Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, American Society of Engineering Education, Sydney, September.

Oghanna W. & Murray M.H. (2005). Contribution of professional development and training of workforce to productivity. Proc. 8th International Heavy Haul Conf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14-16

Murray, M.H. (2003). Managing teamwork on-line. On-line Teaching & Learning Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 5 November

Heathcote E, & Murray M.H. (2002), Graduate capabilities – an on-line teaching and recording tool for student progress, Effective Teaching & Learning Conference, QUT, Brisbane, November 12-13.

Murray M.H. (2001), Students: managing to learn; teachers: learning to manage, chapter 9 in “Student Assisted Teaching: A Guide to Faculty-Student Teamwork ”, Miller, Groccia & Miller (eds) Anker Publishing Co.Ltd, Boston, USA

Hargreaves, D., Murray, M. and Allison, J. (2001) Developing a more holistic engineering graduate via a Student Capability Profile. “New Engineering Competencies – Changing the Paradigm” SEFI Annual Conference on Engineering Education, pp.37,38, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, 12-14 September.


 
 
   
 
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