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A review on modes of failure of rail track structure in railway transportation

Suhaimi, Nur Shufinah and Ahmad, Meor Iqram Meor and Nuawi, Mohd Zaki and Ariffin, Ahmad Kamal and Jamaludin, Nordin and Abdullah, Nur Azam (2022) A review on modes of failure of rail track structure in railway transportation. ASEAN Journal of Engineering and Technology. pp. 7-18. E-ISSN 2710 - 5741

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The train is one of the main transportations to move or transfer loads, including people and goods from one place to another on wheeled vehicles running on a railways track. Since, the railways were exposed to extreme conditions, the purpose of the design structure for the railways is to overcome the circumstances. Furthermore, the same train running track was used year after year for nearly a decade. Mechanical failure will occur to the rail structure as the material will defect when subjected to constant and high impact load. The challenging part is how to detect this failure to avoid any catastrophic incident to the train. When a material fault can be recognised earlier, the maintenance work required, and the material's life prediction can be determined, harmful scenarios involving the train can be avoided in the future. In this paper, to better understand this matter, the mechanical failure on the railway running track will be reviewed. The mode of failure involved in the rail track structure includes fatigue failure, buckling effect, shear failure, and corrosion. The significance of this mechanical failure will be emphasised for the sake of this mode of transportation's safety

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Railways structure, Mechanical failure, Rail Track, Mode of Failure
Subjects: T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation > TF1300 High speed ground transportation
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation > TF200 Railway construction
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ170 Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Azam Abdullah
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 16:31
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2022 16:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98615

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