Project: Improvement in rail infrastructure capacity through effective maintenance
2012 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The aim of this project is to increase the capacity of the existing railway infrastructure through effective and efficient maintenance process. Due to change in society and increasing awareness of people regarding environment and other factors, there is pressure to increase the capacity of the network so that number of goods and freights trains can be increased on the existing network. The increasing volume of rail traffic often leads to reduction of maintenance time window of rail track and other infrastructure, which gradually affects the reliability and availability which eventually leads to reduction in track capacity. An effective maintenance and maintenance - logistics (maintenance support) planning plays a key role in order to assure the additional network capacity. A decision support system will be a useful tool for assisting maintenance management for taking cost effective and optimum maintenance actions, considering economical and technical aspects of the railways sector and railway systems. The study will also consider the impact of an effective information logistics system for enhancing the effectiveness of maintenance leading to increase in capacity.
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Research subject Operation and Maintenance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36081Local ID: 5eb6f347-ba9e-43a9-bd71-6ff5da249a35OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-36081DiVA: diva2:1009338
Status: Ongoing; Period: 01/09/2010 → 30/06/20132016-09-302016-09-302016-10-03Bibliographically approved