Evaluation of New Rail Flaw Detection Technologies and Assessment of Detection Performance

This project will evaluate new rail flaw detection technologies and procedures for the assessment of detection performance relative to the probability of detection under the variety of rail wear conditions and a valid test conditions for reliable results.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Track and Structures, Rail Integrity. Links to project: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/42000/42900/42905/rr0825.pdf and http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/54000/54200/54256/Effectiveness_of_Rail_Internal_Defect_Equipment_FINAL_1_.pdf


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $1750000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Grant ID 111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Al-Nazer, Leith

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, San Diego

    School of Global Policy and Strategy
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, CA  United States  92093
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lanza di Scalea, Francesco

  • Start Date: 20140601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20150531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573859
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Grant ID 111
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2015 8:46AM