INORAIL: Indirect Inspection of Railway Bridges using Train-borne Monitoring System

Start date

01 March 2022

End date

30 September 2022

Overview

This project aim to produce a damage detection system for railway bridges using an instrumented train that can inspect bridges on the network while travelling at operational speed. In this system, a bridge’s condition is assessed by analysing the data collected on a moving train while crossing the bridge, thus acting as an actuator to excite the bridge and as a sensor to record its response for a known excitation input. This can transform railway bridge monitoring regimes and lead to automated bridge inspections, improving maintenance effectiveness and reducing human exposure to hazardous tasks.

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