Applied Rail Research Technologies ARRT Inc.) is an internationally recognized engineering organization consisting of rail industry related experts and specialists committed to providing professional consultancy through investigative research and analysis and, finding practical solutions to tough railway engineering problems. ARRT's focus is safety, specializing in the design of track systems, bridges and tunnels and, developing standards to ensure optimal track/train interaction and component life. As a key developer of innovative track technology, ARRT combines analytical tools available in Computer-Aided Design, Finite Element Analysis, and event simulation with data from laboratory and field-testing and, experiences from derailment investigations and failure analysis to design better track.
Established in 1992, ARRT continues to support the rail transportation industry through publication of its engineering, research and development activities as well as through internationally recognized seminars, conferences and lectures. ARRT is also active in American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) committees and has made significant contributions to the recommended practices in the AREMA manual for track engineering. ARRT provides engineering support to litigants in cases involving derailments, structural failures, rail fractures, product failures, and vehicle component failures. ARRT is innovative and nimble in its approach to solving problems and breaking down the complex sciences that form the bases for its recommendations. If it is ever conceived or built, ARRT can perform stress analysis on it.
Over the past decade, ARRT has also developed the software "ASET" used for accurate and speedy analysis of track/train interaction.
ARRT's investigative research team in cooperation with the railway industry and regulatory agencies encourages the use of rail as a dependable and cost-effective mode of transportation in North America and abroad. Our goal: to assist the railway industry to remain profitable in this era of changing transportation priorities.