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Oregui Echeverria-Berreyarza, M. (author), Li, S. (author), Nunez Vicencio, A.A. (author), Li, Z. (author), Carroll, R (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
Rail joints are a weak component in railway tracks because of the large impact and wheel-rail contact forces. Every train passage contributes to the deterioration of rail joints, causing visible (e.g. battered rails) and invisible (e.g. loose bolts) damages. The invisible damage cannot be detected by the commonly performed visual inspection,...
journal article 2016