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Research in-development
Assessing suitability of drones for heavy haul track inspection
Identifying implications of higher speed trains on heavy haul infrastructure
Research in-delivery:

Evaluating infrared imaging and laser ultrasonics as detectors of rail foot flaws
Readying industry for the implementation of new technologies in broken rail detection
Quantifying the impact on track maintenance of high traction locomotives
Developing a field tested and operational End of Train device  prototype
Developing process recommendations for effective flash butt welding on a range of premium rail types
Evaluating suitability of Marvin for loco mounted rail condition monitoring
Mud Pumping in Heavy Haul Railroads – Assessment & Control

Improving understanding of incident causation and risk mitigation at remote level crossings

Investigating inertial dynamics associated with chord based track geometry measurements

Developing methodology for concrete sleeper life prediction

Research completed:

Moving vehicle rail foot flaw detection – initial project
Broken rail detection without IRJ’s – initial project
Track structures vs train dynamic & load effects – initial project
Permanent way condition monitoring inspection best practice
Empty train aerodynamic improvements
End of Train devices – initial project

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