oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - WILMA-Managing continuously welded rails the elegant way



A new intelligent rail stress monitoring system has been developed by Transnet Freight Rail (Technology Management). The system uses strain gauges to measure longitudinal rail forces as well as rail temperature. The system is used to manage CWR, but can also predict rail breaks and buckling, functions as a maintenance tool and can do predictions based on historical measurements and weather forecasts, thereby reducing train delays and derailments. The system comprises a valuable contribution to the high-tech world of heavy haul.


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