An optical sensor for the identification of low adhesion in the wheel rail contact
2012 (English)In: 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, CM 2012, Southwest Jiaotong University , 2012, 318-323 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Low adhesion between railway wheel and rail, which is usually induced by contaminants such as water, oil, leaves etc., affects railway operation in terms of performance and safety. This study uses an optical sensor to identify different surface layers which cause low adhesion. A laboratory set up and field tests under various conditions were subject to the surface layer identification by the optical sensor. In addition, the friction coefficient was measured on the same surface layers. The results show that the sensor can distinguish between different surface layers. This information further linked to the levels of the friction coefficient, which can be used in the prediction system for the railway operator.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Southwest Jiaotong University , 2012. 318-323 p.
Adhesion, Deformation, Friction, Optical sensors, Railroad transportation, Railroads, Wheels, Friction coefficients, Laboratory set-up, Prediction systems, Railway operations, Railway operators, Railway wheels, Surface layers, Wheel-rail contacts
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165115ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906995052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-165115DiVA: diva2:807766
9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, CM 2012, 27 August 2012 through 30 August 2012, Chengdu, China
QC 201504242015-04-242015-04-232015-04-24Bibliographically approved