Detection and maintenance for railway track defects: A review

Li, Jie and Doh, Shu Ing and Manogaran, Rachel (2023) Detection and maintenance for railway track defects: A review. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; World Sustainable Construction Conference Series, 13 - 15 October 2022 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 1-13., 1140 (012011). ISSN 1755-1315

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Steel rail has been at the heart of rail transportation systems for nearly a hundred years. With the rapid development of railway transportation, the steel rail operates in high-speed and heavy-duty operating environment. Steel rail is prone to damages; thus, frequency inspection and maintenance is required to prolong the lifespan of it. Failing to proper periodical inspection and maintenance shall result to accidents which cause injuries and fatality, high repair cost and loss of public confidence. Despite advances in inspection and maintenance technology in railway engineering, the ever-increasing demand for services has resulted in railway failures continuing to be a significant economic burden and jeopardizing the safe operation of railways. This paper reviewed the common defects of rails, the steel rail treatment methods and the application of new inspection equipment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rail defect; Railway detection; Railway maintenance
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Doh Shu Ing
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 07:11
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 07:11
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