RAIL ANALYSIS. VOLUME 2: ENGINEERING COST-RISK ANALYSIS OF DEFECTIVE RAIL

This report develops a program that is aimed at reducing costs associated with rail failures and defects. The approach taken is to develop a computer model which takes into account the defect growth, detector car inspection, and rail failure processes. With accurate input data, such a model will permit the identification of the most cost-effective approach for controlling rail failures and derailments. Modifications in inspection and maintenance procedures, material selection and rail loadings can be explored.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Failure Analysis Associates

    750 Welch Road
    Palo Alto, CA  United States  94304
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, D P
    • Besuner, P M
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Failure Analysis Associates, Incorporated
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-265 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FAA-75-1-1(B)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM