Onboard detection of rail friction conditions

Robert Gray, Jeff Watson

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Abstract

A sensor system is proposed that measures sound and vibration close to the interface, mounted to the locomotive while the train is in motion. Through the use of navigation technology, measurement 'snapshots' are tagged with time, location and speed information. The data is subsequently analyzed in both the time and frequency domains, coupled to the location where the measurement was taken on the track.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, RTDF 2013
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791856116
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, RTDF 2013 - Altoona, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2013Oct 17 2013

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rail Transportation Division (Publication) RTD
ISSN (Print)1078-8883

Other

OtherASME 2013 Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, RTDF 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAltoona, PA
Period10/15/1310/17/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Gray, R., & Watson, J. (2013). Onboard detection of rail friction conditions. In ASME 2013 Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, RTDF 2013 (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rail Transportation Division (Publication) RTD). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.