Using Comfort Related Data of Indian Railways for Fault Finding on Track: A Case Study with Multiple Profile
Riju Bhattacharya1, Kamal K. Mehta2
1Riju Bhattacharya, Asst. Prof, C.S.E. Department, S.S.I.P.M.T., Raipur, India.
2Dr. Kamal K. Mehta, Professor & HoD, C.S.E. Department, S.S.G.I, Bhilai, India.
Manuscript received on July 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2012. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2012. | PP: 49-51 | Volume-1 Issue-6, August 2012.  | Retrieval Number: F0584071612/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Derailment has always been one of the major concerns for railway. It is a unique challenge for railways to ensure that wheels stay on the rail. Railway technologies have advanced significantly in recent years and safety levels are high compared with the early days and also compared with other transport modes. Derailments however, unfortunately, still frequently occur. The issue of comfort in respect to vibration has become a common question to the railways since vibration plays a major role for ride comfort and ability to perform desk activities. Several factors influence vibration discomfort in relation to passenger activities, e.g. seat design, seated posture, use of backrest, etc. To avoid derailments, railway collect comfort related data from multiple profile trains (i.e. Express, Superfast, passenger’s trains etc) for finding the damage among thousands of tracks when trains travel from one station to another station. In this study we analyzed the received data on the basis of ENV12299 standard and using Visual Studio 6.0. MS Access database is used to store the report data. The frequency variations observed during the experiment relate only to the cause of losing lateral control at wheel and rail interface.
Keywords: Railway, Derailment mechanisms, Vibrations, Lateral control.