Optimizing ultrasonic rail defect inspection to improve transportation safety and efficiency

X. Liu, C. T. Dick, M. R. Saat

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Preventing broken-rail-caused derailments is a high priority for the rail industry and government. The current practice is to periodically inspect rails using non-destructive technologies such as ultrasonic rail inspection. Determining the optimal inspection frequency is a critical decision in railway infrastructure management. The objective of this paper is to develop an analytical framework to address the trade-offs among various factors related to rail defect inspection frequency, in order to maximize rail transportation safety and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationT and DI Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationPlanes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress
EditorsAmiy Varma, Geoffrey D. Gosling
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages765-774
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413586
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 11 2014

Publication series

NameT and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress

Other

Other2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/8/146/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials

Keywords

  • broken rail
  • inspection frequency
  • optimization
  • rail defect inspection
  • train delay
  • train derailment

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