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Wheel/rail profile studies
Author(s): Donald A. Powell; Hassan Vanaki
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Paper Abstract

The subject of determining the proper profile to use with either the wheel or rail has long been a discussion of controversy. Practices have evolved and become common in monitoring the rail profile and keeping in conformance with research profiles that offer maximum rail life. However, with the wheel, preventative measures to maintain the accepted profile have not been widely adopted. Railroad companies and Loram Maintenance of Way have joined forces to develop an 'automatic wheel inspection system (AWIS). This paper will demonstrate the benefits of monitoring as well as correctively profiling wheels in order to extend their useful life.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2458, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Railroads, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212673
Show Author Affiliations
Donald A. Powell, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. (United States)
Hassan Vanaki, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2458:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Railroads
Donald E. Gray; Daniel H. Stone, Editor(s)

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