Self-Powered Wireless Brake Health Monitor

The health of the brake system has a dramatic impact on railroad freight car safety and maintenance costs. Scheduled inspections detect many component failures. However, there has been no way to monitor the condition of the brake system in real time. A logical approach is to measure the actual braking force provided by each brake shoe. If the brake force is too low, safety is at risk. If the brake shoe is replaced before the end of its lifetime, maintenance and operating costs are increased.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Research results
  • Pagination: 4p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR08-30
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2009 11:34AM