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Volume 1, Issue 4 - Dec 2008
Volume 1, Issue 3 - Sep 2008
Volume 1, Issue 2 - Jun 2008
Volume 1, Issue 1 - Mar 2008
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A Study of Wheel Tread Spalling Problem of
Weihua, Ma ; Shihui, Luo ;
International Journal of Railway, volume 1, issue 2, 2008, Pages 31~36
diesel locomotive was designed to satisfy the requirement of Kunming Meter track and the 2Co self-guided radial bogie was used to suit the complex curve track. There are totally 12 locomotives was served on the track. The first two locomotives were devotion running on the track since April 2003, the wheel tread splling was occurred on the middle wheel set of the two locomotives after running nearly 150 thousands km on the track of the two locomotives at August 2004. The dynamic analysis was carried out to find the reason. The wheel set longitudinal vibration resonance phenomenon was existed on the locomotive dynamic performance, and this was caused by the too big longitudinal stiffness of the journal box bar on the middle wheel set. Wheel set longitudinal vibration resonance maybe an important reason of lead to wheel tread spalling. The corresponding mend methods were put forward from the point of view of wheel set longitudinal vibration resonance. All the wheel tread of the 12 locomotives on the middle wheel set were in good condition and not occurred the wheel tread spalling after the mend till December 2007 after 350 thousands km were finished. The mechanism of the wheel tread splling and corresponding mend method was discussed in detail in this paper.
Efficiency Evaluation of 12 Regions of RAI (Iranian Railway) Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
Movahedi, M.M. ; Hoseini, S.M. ;
International Journal of Railway, volume 1, issue 2, 2008, Pages 37~44
Safe, fast, efficient and effective railway is a main factor of economic development level of every country. This paper uses the DEA method to evaluate and compare the efficiency of 12 Regions of RAI. In addition, we introduce the reference(s) unit(s) for every inefficient region, and determine the amount of input decrease and/or output increase need to become them efficient. Findings indicate that in 2006, 4 regions of 12 are in Constant Return to Scale (CRS) status and 7 of them in Variable Return to Scale (VRS), and the average efficiency is 0.730 and 0.888, respectively. In other words, RAI works 27 percent under its capacity. More over results indicate that Hormozgan, Khorasan, Tehran and Isfahan Regions have the most efficiency respectively. The results show that the 8 regions, have been working in Increaser Return to Scale and 4 reminder Regions in Decrease Return to Scale. According to this results, we submit the suitable suggestion for improve the efficiency of the inefficient regions.
Applicability and Methods of Lean Production in Railway Transportation Organization: A Case Study of Urumqi Railway Bureau in China
Li, Hong-Chang ; Rong, Chao-He ; Song, De-Xi ;
International Journal of Railway, volume 1, issue 2, 2008, Pages 45~58
The concept of lean production originated and was applied mainly to manufacture industries Even proven successful with such companies as Toyota, lean production has to be combined railway transportation production in order to bring its function into full play. The paper analyzes for applicability of lean production in railway transportation production organization, puts forward implementation methods such as transportation resource integration, station-zone organization, dispatch command optimization, railway performance evaluation index system, etc., and makes an exemplification study of lean production of Urumqi Railway Bureau in China, which testifies the applicability and efficiency of railway lean production.
An Introductory Study on Imperfect Maintenance Effect in Rolling Stocks
Kim, Jong-Woon ; Han, Seok-Yun ; Chung, Jong-Duk ;
International Journal of Railway, volume 1, issue 2, 2008, Pages 59~63
The maintenance effect is a peculiar factor applied to repairable systems such as rolling stocks. Conventional statistical analysis for failure times takes into account one of the two following extreme assumptions, namely, the state of the system after maintenance is either as "good as new" (GAN, perfect maintenance model) or as "bad as old" (BAO, minimal maintenance model). Most of the papers concerning the stochastic behavior of railroad systems assume two types of maintenance: perfect and minimal maintenance. However, Lee, Kim & Lee (2008) analyzed the failure data of a door system in Metro EMU and the effect of preventive maintenance was imperfect. It is seen that the imperfect maintenance is of great significance in practice. This article describes how to deal with the maintenance effect in reliability studies of rolling stocks. Maintenance policies under imperfect maintenance are described and the method is proposed to evaluate their performance.
A Tentative Methodology for Quality Control of Trackbed Fills Using Field and Laboratory P-Wave Measurements
Park, Chul-Soo ; Park, In-Beom ; Kim, Eun-Jung ; Mok, Young-Jin ;
International Journal of Railway, volume 1, issue 2, 2008, Pages 64~71
The quality of track-bed fills of railways has been controlled by field measurements of density
and the results of plate-load tests. The control measures are compatible with the design procedures whose design parameter is
for both ordinary-speed railways and high-speed railways. However, one of fatal flaws of the design procedures that there are no simple laboratory measurement procedures for the design parameters (
) in design stage. A new quality control procedure, in parallel with the advent of the new design procedure, is being proposed. This procedure is based upon P-wave velocity involving consistently the evaluation of design parameters in design stage and the field measurements during construction. The Key concept of the procedure is that the target value for field compaction control is the P-wave velocity determined at OMC using modified compaction test, and direct-arrival method is used for the field measurements during construction. The procedure was verified at a test site and the p-wave velocity turned out to be an excellent control measure. The specifications for the control also include field compaction water content of OMC
2% as well as the p-wave velocity.
A New Steel Jacketing Method for Concrete Cylinders and Comparison of the Results with a Constitutive Model
Choi, Eun-Soo ; Kim, Man-Cheol ;
International Journal of Railway, volume 1, issue 2, 2008, Pages 72~81
This paper introduces a new steel jacketing method for reinforced concrete columns with lap splice and evaluates its performance by a series of axial tests of concrete cylinders. At first, 45 concrete cylinders were fabricated with varying the design compressive strengths of 21, 27 and 35 MPa and, then, the part of them was jacketed with two-split-steel jackets under lateral confining pressure. The parameters in the first test were the steel jacket's thickness and the existence of adhesive between steel and concrete surface. In the second test, whole steel jackets were used to wrap cylinders with lateral pressure. Also, a double-layer jacket consisted of two steel plates was introduced; a cylinder was jacketed by two steel plates one after another. The effect of the new method was verified through comparing the results of the compressive tests for plain and jacketed cylinders. The steel jacket built following the new method showed good results of increasing the compressive strength and ductility of the jacketed cylinders with respect to the plain cylinders. The thicker steel jackets showed the more increased compressive strength, and the ductility at failure depended on the welding quality on steel jackets. The adhesive between steel and concrete surface reduced the confining effect of the steel jackets. The whole jacket showed more ductile behavior than the two-split jackets. The double-layered jackets were estimated to possess an equal performance to that of a single steel jacket having the same thickness of the double-layered jacket. Finally, the experimental results were compared with the constitutive model of steel-jacketed concrete; which showed a good agreement between the experimental results and the models.