Decision support system for integrated rail maintenance

Decisions in rail maintenance needs integrated approach to rail replacement based on rail wear, rolling control fatigue and inspections. There is pressure from various stake holders to increase speed, axle loads, train length and frequency in train operation. This has led to tremendous stress on rail network and uncertainty of asset condition. In 2000, the Hatfield accident in UK killed 4 people and injured 34 people and has led to the cost of over £733 million for repairs and compensations. In 1977, the Granville train disaster in Australia killed 83 people and injured 213 people. These are related to problems associated to maintenance decisions. This paper focuses on development of user friendly decision support system for integrated rail maintenance decisions. Risk based cost benefit model is developed and built into the decision support system for optimal decision in rail maintenance for enhancing network performance (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety), reducing costs and operational risks.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22p.
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2009, doing more with less, 17-19 November 2009, Adelaide, South Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01516991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:02PM