TEST AND EVALUATION OF RAIL DEFECT DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES

This overhead presentation, offered at a conference on railroad track and structures, provides an overview of the causes, effects, detection, and evaluation of railroad track defects. These defects occur as a result of the rail manufacturing process and accumulation of fatigue under repeated loading. The aim of this presentation is to help increase detection reliability in order to improve rail safety, increase inspection productivity, and reduce track occupancy time lost to non-critical rail defects. A history of rail flaw detection, the current efforts in rail flaw detection and rail flaw technology, and rail flaw technology research are among some areas of focus.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Full conference available on CD-ROM. Listed on the CD-ROM's index of titles as: Rail Flaw Detection System.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

    10003 Derekwood Lane, Suite 210
    Lanham, MD  United States  20706
  • Authors:
    • Garcia, G A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1998

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5p

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2000 12:00AM