The aim of this paper is to provide an alternative methodology, high reliability, in order to monitor, exploiting non-invasive techniques, railway track. In this particular case study, the presence of structural defects is assessed through an innovative system. The proposed approach provides the use of rotating magnetic field. Within this framework, the Eddy Current Techniques (ECTs) have greatly increased their importance for their capacity to detect the magnetic field variations caused by the presence of material alterations. Whilst the researches in this field propose various solutions to the detection of flaws (in surface and subsurface), a still open problem concerns the difficult detection of defects due to the geometrical complexity of the structure and the particular orientations of the crack. Particularly, this contribution proposes an approach based on Finite Element (Finite Element Method, FEM) for the modeling of railway tracks, in order to obtain a rapid and precise assessment about their integrity.

ROTATING ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEM FOR RAILWAY TRACK DETECTION

BUONSANTI, Michele;
2014

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide an alternative methodology, high reliability, in order to monitor, exploiting non-invasive techniques, railway track. In this particular case study, the presence of structural defects is assessed through an innovative system. The proposed approach provides the use of rotating magnetic field. Within this framework, the Eddy Current Techniques (ECTs) have greatly increased their importance for their capacity to detect the magnetic field variations caused by the presence of material alterations. Whilst the researches in this field propose various solutions to the detection of flaws (in surface and subsurface), a still open problem concerns the difficult detection of defects due to the geometrical complexity of the structure and the particular orientations of the crack. Particularly, this contribution proposes an approach based on Finite Element (Finite Element Method, FEM) for the modeling of railway tracks, in order to obtain a rapid and precise assessment about their integrity.
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