Development of a detection and monitoring system of mechanical failures based on acoustic emission for the predictive maintenance of track diversions
The overall objective of the project is to develop technologies able to detect, to predict the evolution and to make a diagnosis of incipient cracks in initial states situated in critical elements of the railway infrastructure such as switch tongue of track diversions. This will make possible to predict the component fracture once the crack is detected.
The continuous monitoring of such elements will result in a substantial increase in infrastructure security as well as a reduction in costs of operation and maintenance; maximizing the availability of the infrastructure, increasing its effective life and minimizing the impact of repair operations.
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic, INGIMEC