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Availability analysis of railway track circuits
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit, ISSN 0954-4097, E-ISSN 2041-3017, Vol. 224, no 3, 169-177 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Railways are expected to operate with ever increasing availability. The availability of railway systems and subsystems influences the overall operational availability. As the track circuit is a key component of railway signalling and control, it can contribute significantly to the loss of availability of the railway system. One way to increase the availability of the track circuit is by implementing a proper maintenance policy. In this article, Petri-nets have been used to develop models for availability analysis of the track circuit for both time-based and condition-based maintenance. A sensitivity analysis has been performed to estimate the effect of maintenance parameters on availability performance using cost-benefit analysis.

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2010. Vol. 224, no 3, 169-177 p.
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Operation and Maintenance
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-10398DOI: 10.1243/09544097JRRT296Local ID: 933ed320-85bf-11df-8806-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:983343
Validerad; 2010; 20100702 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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