ESR4 - Development of a railway system component (earthworks, transitions, trackbed, drainage) remote condition monitoring methodology and analysis tools to predict future system deterioration - “RaCoMo”

  • Project: “RaCoMo” – Development of a railway system component (earthworks, transitions, trackbed, drainage) remote condition monitoring methodology and analysis tools to predict future system deterioration
  • Host Institution: AECOM (AECOM)
  • Address: 12 Regan Way, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire NG9 6RZ United Kingdom
  • Main Supervisor: Dr.Brough (AECOM) – Infr. Designer, consultant
  • ESR4 will register for PhD at UNOTT

Objectives
  • Improve industry understanding of the link between railway asset component deterioration (e.g.earthworks, track transitions, trackbed and drainage) and impact upon both cumulative tracksettlement and catastrophic track failure.
  • Use remote condition monitoring technology to measure multi asset component deterioration andsystem performance. Develop modelling algorithms to assess historical or ongoing performance of components andpredict asset component deterioration and failure over a range of timescales.
  • Develop a methodology for assessing the impact of individual component failure on overall trackperformance and failure.
  • Develop analysis tools to visualise and present modelling outcomes in a way that is easy for railwaymaintenance engineers to understand and use
Expected Results

Development of a fully automated railway trackbed.

Expected Collaborations

Planned secondment(s) and Training offered: AECOM will provide expertise with railway trackbed design, monitoring, field trial, site experience. The partnership with strategic partners will provide:

  • UNOTT: design and concept development, synergy with other research initiatives
  • SENCEIVE: transfer of current remote condition monitoring RCM practice and technology to novel applications
  • EIFFAGE: on-site experience, real “live” infrastructure and problem sites
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