Application of a bottom-up approach for the analysis of rolling contact fatigue in the Dutch high speed line

R. Schalk, Arjen Zoeteman, Alfredo Nunez, Rogier Wolfert

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of big data analytics for understanding the Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) phenomena at the High Speed Line (HSL Zuid) in The Netherlands. The authors developed a data model to investigate the impacting parameters in train-track interaction. This has been done to gain more insight
about the circumstances under which RCF occurs and to conclude why some track sections are severely affected and others not.
To evaluate the worst affected areas by RCF, the methodology proposes a bottom-up approach. By focusing on the worst affected sections with RCF, a set of characteristic parameter values are defined to describe different types of hotspots. Then, a comparison between the hotspots is performed. The
methodology has been applied using real-life data of the Dutch High-speed line, where certain sections had been heavily affected by RCF. Findings concluded that slow running traffic through curves on a highspeed line is likely to contribute to the appearance of RCF.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 14th International Conference & Exhibition Railway Engineering 2017
Subtitle of host publicationEdinburgh, Scotland, Jun. 21-22, 2017
PublisherECS
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th International Conference and Exhibition Railway Engineering 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jun 201722 Jun 2017
Conference number: 14
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Conference

Conference14th International Conference and Exhibition Railway Engineering 2017
Abbreviated titleRailway Engineering 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period20/06/1722/06/17
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Keywords

  • High-Speed Rail
  • Rail Maintenance
  • Rolling Stock
  • Data Analytics
  • Rolling contact fatigue

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