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Railway switches and crossings reliability analysis
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
Number of Authors: 3
2016 (English)In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2016, Vol. 2016-December, 1412-1416 p., 7798110Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Switches and crossings (S&Cs) connect the rail network, guiding trains from one track to another and supporting path crossing. They are critical systems given the frequency of their functional failure and the consequences on the operation, cost and safety of railway transportation. Reliability studies are required to support the transport objective of providing dependable, sustainable and cost effective transportation. The main objective of this study is to assess the reliability characteristics of S&Cs based on field data collection. As field failure data have censored nature, commercial packages have not been satisfactory for processing them; therefore, the study uses a special statistical software package RDAT® (Reliability Data Analysis Tool). The availability of the studied switches and crossings is estimated based on the estimated reliability characteristics. The results show the availability of the S&Cs varies between x and y. This is useful information, as it helps the contractor plan and schedule maintenance. It also helps the asset owner to identify units whose performance is below the desired target and to make replacement decisions.

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2016. Vol. 2016-December, 1412-1416 p., 7798110
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Other Civil Engineering
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Operation and Maintenance
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62810DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2016.7798110ISI: 000392208100287ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85009868507ISBN: 978-1-5090-3665-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-62810DiVA: diva2:1085863
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IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Bali, 4-7/12 2016
Available from: 2017-03-30 Created: 2017-03-30 Last updated: 2017-03-30Bibliographically approved

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