Railroad track may often meet federal requirements, but it may still give undesired vehicle ride performance. This article articulates the deployment of instrumented wheelsets to isolate track defects in order to not only identify problems with ride-quality, but also to even prevent the possibility of train derailments. It outlines some problems found in conventional testing methods involving dynamic modeling, neural networking, and accelerometers. The article discusses the merits of instrumented wheelsets, as the results from this testing method are repeatable, reliable, simple, and allow for measurements of wheel/rail forces. The benefits attributed to the specific instrumented wheelset described in the article are its ability to self-zero, real-time data processing, and analytical software.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Marsh, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-7


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 27-29
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM