WIT Press

A UK Orientated Decision Support System For Effective Track Maintenance And Renewal

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000881

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,400 kb

Author(s)

C.M. Roberts, A.H.C. Chan, A. Stirling & K Madelin

Abstract

A UK orientated decision support system for effective track maintenance and renewal C.M. Roberts, A.H.C. Chan, A. Stirling & K. Madelin School of Civil Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK. Abstract Modern data collection techniques produce a considerable amount of useful information [1], which, if made use of, can assist the engineer in the correct diagnosis of failure and to determine the most effective method of remedial action. However despite developments in data collection and subsequent research into the correct interpretation of this data, little has been done to draw the two together and produce a 'vehicle' to aid the engineer. The paper considers how this might be achieved through the use of a decision support system and discusses the development of such a system to assist the engineer in making effective maintenance and renewal decisions on the UK rail network. 1 Introduction The effective planning of civil engineering maintenance and renewal work is a

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