AAR's R&D Status on An Automated Measurement System for Wheel/Rail Contact Condition Inspection

미국철도협회의 차륜/레일 접촉상태 차상 자동검측 기술 개발 현황

  • 정흥채 (한국철도기술연구원, 철도시스템안전연구본부)
  • Published : 2007.05.17


The geometry of wheel and rail profiles is the primary contributor to wheel and rail interaction. These profiles interact to influence truck steering, vehicle lateral stability, wheel/rail wear and surface damage. Maintaining good control of the profiles is one of the keys to ensuring preferred wheel and rail interaction. Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo, Colorado, is developing an automated measurement system for wheel/rail contact condition inspections supported by AAR(Association of American Railroads). The system uses a modified version of $WRTOL^{TM}$ (Wheel/Rail Tolerances)--software that performs extensive analysis of wheel and rail contact conditions