Predictive Failure Mode Characterization System for Rail Transit Car Equipment

This project will develop and test a predictive failure mode characterization system (PFMCS) for rail transit car equipment. The purpose is to improve safety and reliability and reduce life cycle costs. The PFMCS would be designed to identify impending failures of a piece of equipment. As a result, it could provide for more reliable service by avoiding failures before they happen. This system would be designed to facilitate advances in planning for maintenance, parts availability and turnaround time for repairs. The impending failure would be known in advance and maintenance personnel could schedule the maintenance action, have the parts ready and efficiently perform a specific maintenance action, rather than require an inspection first to determine what is wrong and then figure out exactly what to do about it and then work it into the maintenance schedule. This system could also reduce maintenance costs since the maintenance would only be "on condition" maintenance and would address issues that are impending.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-04, IDEA 6

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Brown, Dayton T., Consultant

  • Principal Investigators:

    Brown, Dayton

  • Start Date: 20141211
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547653
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-04, IDEA 6
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2014 1:01AM