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Deng, X. (author), Li, Z. (author), Qian, Zhiwei (author), Zhai, Wan Ming (author), Xiao, Qian (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
Weld-induced squats are a major damage type in high-speed railways as well as in conventional railways. They incur high maintenance costs and endanger operational safety. This paper first presents and analyzes five-year continual field monitoring observations and measurements of squats at rail welds. A hypothesis of the formation and development...
journal article 2019
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Boogaard, M.A. (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
Vibration-based condition monitoring is a powerful tool for remotely assessing the quality of railway components. Due to its design, railway crossings suffer from faster degradation, because of the transition from stock rail onto the needle. Since this is also a repetitive load, a small amount of wear will increase the degradation. Measuring...
journal article 2018
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Deng, X. (author), Qian, Zhiwei (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
Rail squats originate from a number of sources, such as corrugations, indentations and welds. A five-year continual field monitoring study was performed on squats induced by corrugations. This study indicated that a small black depression formed at the corrugation under wheel-rail dynamic forces, and then, a primary crack typically initiated...
journal article 2018
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Nunez, Alfredo (author), Popa, Tudor (author), Anghel, Lucian Emmanuel (author), Hendriks, J.M. (author), Moraal, J. (author), Buretea, Laurentiu Dorin (author), Paragreen, Jon (author), Miron, Berbece (author), Gheorghe, Draghici (author), Campean, Mihail (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper, we present preliminary results on the development of smart technology solutions for lower density railway lines. The goal is to reach a cost effective inspection and asset management to minimize maintenance<br/>interventions time/cost without dedicated inspection vehicles. The proposed methods include axle box acceleration...
conference paper 2018
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Nunez, Alfredo (author), Popa, Tudor (author), Anghel, Lucian Emmanuel (author), Hendriks, J.M. (author), Moraal, J. (author), Buretea, Laurentiu Dorin (author), Paragreen, Jon (author), Miron, Berbece (author), Gheorghe, Draghici (author), Campean, Mihail (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
Results on the development of smart technology solutions for lower density<br/>railway lines are presented. The goal is to reach a cost effective inspection and<br/>asset management to minimize maintenance interventions time/cost without<br/>dedicated inspection vehicles. The proposed methods in this paper include: 1) axle box acceleration...
poster 2018
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Chang, L. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Hanssen, R.F. (author)
Satellite radar interferometry (InSAR) is an emerging technique to monitor the stability and health of line-infrastructure assets, such as railways, dams, and pipelines. However, InSAR is an opportunistic approach as the location and occurrence of its measurements (coherent scatterers) cannot be guaranteed, and the quality of the InSAR...
journal article 2018
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Wei, Z. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Boogaard, M.A. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper, we present a method for evaluating the performance of railway crossing rails after long-term service. The method includes 1) 3D profile and hardness measurements; 2) finite element simulation of wheel/rail interaction; and 3) numerical prediction of rail degradation. We conducted a case study on a crossing that had been in service...
journal article 2018
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Yang, Z. (author), Boogaard, M.A. (author), Chen, Rong (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
This paper presents an analysis of the transient contact solutions of wheel-rail frictional rolling impacts calculated by an explicit finite element model of the wheel-insulated rail joint (IRJ) dynamic interaction. The ability of the model to simulate the dynamic behavior of an IRJ has been validated against a comprehensive field measurement in...
journal article 2018
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Jamshidi, A. (author), Hajizadeh, S. (author), Su, Z. (author), Naeimi, M. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper, a decision support approach is proposed for condition-based maintenance of rails relying on expert-based systems. The methodology takes into account both the actual conditions of the rails (using axle box acceleration measurements and rail video images) and the prior knowledge of the railway track. The approach provides an...
journal article 2018
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Yang, Z. (author), Boogaard, M.A. (author), Wei, Z. (author), Liu, Jinzhao (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
This paper presents an analysis of the transient contact solutions of wheel-rail frictional rolling impacts calculated by an explicit finite element model of the wheel-insulated rail joint (IRJ) dynamic interaction. The ability of the model to simulate the dynamic behavior of an IRJ has been validated against a comprehensive field measurement in...
journal article 2018
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Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Jamshidi, A. (author), Wang, H. (author), Hendriks, J.M. (author), Ramirez Fonseca, I. (author), Moraal, J. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper, we propose a methodology based on signal processing and evolutionary multiobjective optimization to facilitate the maintenance decision making of infra-managers in regional railways. Using a train in operation (with passengers onboard), we capture the condition of the rails using Axle Box Acceleration measurements. Then, using...
conference paper 2018
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Wei, Z. (author), Boogaard, M.A. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
This paper describes an approach for characterizing the dynamic behavior of the vehicle/track interaction at railway crossings. In the approach, we integrate in situ axle box acceleration (ABA) measurements with roving-accelerometer hammer tests to evaluate the influence of train speed, train moving direction (facing and trailing directions),...
journal article 2018
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Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Hendriks, J.M. (author), Moraal, J. (author), Ramirez Fonseca, I. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper we discuss rail condition monitoring based on axle box acceleration (ABA) measurements. We present three case studies. The first one in The Netherlands, the detection of local defects with different severity levels (squat A, squat B and squat C) is analysed. The second case from the Faurei testing ring in Romania, the detection of...
conference paper 2018
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Wang, H. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Liu, Zhigang (author), Song, Yang (author), Duan, Fuchuan (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
This paper studies the evolvement of the wear irregularity of contact wire using wire thickness data measured yearly from a section of railway catenary. The power spectral density and time–frequency representation based on the wavelet transform are employed for data analysis, with an emphasis on local wear irregularities that are crucial for...
journal article 2017
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Wei, Z. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
In this paper, we investigate the capability of an axle box acceleration (ABA) system to evaluate the degradation at railway crossings. For this purpose, information from multiple sensors, namely, ABA signals, 3D rail profiles, Global Positioning System (GPS) and tachometer recordings, was collected from both nominal and degraded crossings....
journal article 2017
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Jamshidi, A. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
This paper presents a condition-based treatment methodology for a type of rail surface defect called squat. The proposed methodology is based on a set of robust and predictive fuzzy key performance indicators. A fuzzy Takagi-Sugeno interval model is used to predict squat evolution for different scenarios over a time horizon. Models including...
journal article 2017
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Wang, H. (author), Liu, Zhigang (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
For the condition monitoring of railway catenaries, the potential utilization of pantograph head (pan-head) vertical acceleration instead of pantograph-catenary contact force is discussed in this paper. In order to establish a baseline of the pan-head acceleration before it can be used for health condition monitoring, one of the essential...
conference paper 2017
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Deng, X. (author), Qian, Zhiwei (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
The half-space assumption has been employed in many solution methods for non-conforming contact problems in elasticity such as the Hertz theory and the Kalker's variational theory. It is generally believed that to guarantee acceptable accuracy in these half-space-based methods, the characteristic size (twice length of one semi-axis) of the...
journal article 2017
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Naeimi, M. (author), Li, Z. (author), Petrov, R.H. (author), Sietsma, J. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
A new downscale test rig is developed for investigating the contact between the wheel and rail under impact-like loading conditions. This paper presents the development process of the setup, including review and synthesis of the potential experimental techniques, followed by scalability, mechanical and operational analysis of the new setup. The...
journal article 2017
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Li, S. (author), Li, Z. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
A three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) dynamic frictional rolling contact model is presented for the study of short pitch corrugation that considers direct and instantaneous coupling between the contact mechanics and the structural dynamics in a vehicle-track system. In this study, we examine the system responses in terms of vibration...
journal article 2017
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