Technology for structure gauging

Structure Gauging is a critical part of railway operations, and in particular in the running of modern, containerised freight. In the UK, restrictions imposed by 100-200 year-old infrastructure are significant, particularly since there are many arched structures. Techniques to measure and analyse the infrastructure accurately have enabled the UK to provide train paths for modern ISO sized container trains without much of the renewal work that traditional gauge clearance works involve. This paper describes today’s demands on Structure Gauging, a method of measuring structures accurately at speed, the analytical tools developed to calculate available clearance and the management systems required to ensure that gauge capability is retained during normal railway operations such as maintenance.

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  • Pagination: 7p.
  • Monograph Title: New horizons for rail: CORE 2004: conference on railway engineering, June 20-23 2004, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01517234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:14PM