WIT Press


Railway Wheel Temperature Measurement System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940451

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

477 kb

Author(s)

J.P. do Amaral Braga, N.C. Oliveira, O.P. Montciro & F.J.D. dos Rcis

Abstract

Railway wheel temperature measurement system J.P. do Amaral Braga, N.C. Oliveira, O.P. Montciro & F.J.D. dos Rcis Gerencia de Plane jamento e Controle da Manutengao, Superintendencia Regional Juiz de Fora, RFFSA, Av. ABSTRACT Beginning with an applied research about wheel failures, in order to reduce heavy haul trains derailments, a RAILWAY WHEEL TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM was developed aiming at surveying thermal profile of a railroad wheel during actual train operation. By analysing data from this thermal profile, critical points along the railroad were determined, with regard to high temperature and a static system to measure wheel temperature was installed at the trackside. This system monitors and records wheel temperatures of a train that is passing in front of it. The whole system . is based upon a microcomputer and temperature measurement is accomplished by u

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