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Title: Improved railway vehicle inspection and monitoring through the integration of multiple monitoring technologies
Author: Zhang, Zhenhe
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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The effectiveness and efficiency of railway vehicle condition monitoring is increasingly critical to railway operations as it directly affects safety, reliability, maintenance efficiency, and overall system performance. Although there are a vast number of railway vehicle condition monitoring technologies, wayside systems are becoming increasingly popular because of the reduced cost of a single monitoring point, and because they do not interfere with the existing railway line. Acoustic sensing and visual imaging are two wayside monitoring technologies that can be applied to monitor the condition of vehicle components such as roller bearing, gearboxes, couplers, and pantographs, etc. The central hypothesis of this thesis is that it is possible to integrate acoustic sensing and visual imaging technologies to achieve enhancement in condition monitoring of railway vehicles. So this thesis presents improvements in railway vehicle condition monitoring through the integration of acoustic sensing and visual imaging technologies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) ; University of Birmingham
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: TF Railroad engineering and operation ; TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering