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Towards perfected rail maintenance: combining routine and long-term research activities
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
Speno International.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In 2007 the new grinding strategy with “Malmbanan”, Europe’s only heavy-haul railway, has been presented at the IHHA-conference in Kiruna. Four years later an update was given, as in between some adaptations concerning the target profiles and the metal removal requirements have been introduced. The monitoring process on selected test sections using MiniProf- and Eddy-current devices never stopped and provided since valuable understanding of the effect of applying optimized specifications. This was particular important in view of the increasing traffic load and the hence required doubling of the yearly grinding campaigns. The combination of the once fixed routine grinding operations with the research activities resulted in a consistently good rail surface situation and revealed further insight in the complex matter of wheel-rail interaction. The latest findings and further development is presented in this article.

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Operation and Maintenance
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35836Local ID: a8545244-67ce-49c3-969c-92e99cf19cc7OAI: diva2:1009090
International Heavy Haul Association : The 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference will be held 21 - 24 June 2015 in Perth 21/06/2015 - 24/06/2015
Godkänd; 2015; 20150128 (matasp)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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