Open Access Journal

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International Journal of Engineering Research in Computer Science and Engineering (IJERCSE)

Monthly Journal for Computer Science and Engineering

Open Access Journal

International Journal of Engineering Research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering(IJEREEE)

Monthly Journal for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

ISSN : 2395-2717 (Online)

Call For Paper : Vol 11, Issue 05, May 2024
Automatic Crack Detection of Railway Track by using Ultrasonic Waves and GSM System with Mobile Operated Robot

Author : Ritesh P Tank 1 Aliraza S Merchant 2 Yash L Rathod 3 Mehul M Baraiya 4 Dhiru A Divrania 5

Date of Publication :7th February 2017

Abstract: In countries like India, the most widely used and common mode of transport for the peoples is railway transport. We often observe in news that Railway accidents are quite common in now days. It has been seen that approximately 50% of the rail accident cause due to the derailment, and 90% of this accident is cause due to the cracks on the rail track. Those cracks are unnoticed by the Track-man of railway department who walks 16 km/day along with the railway track for the inspection of the track. This method of inspection is quite unreliable. The aim of our research is to automize the process of detecting cracks on a rail track using cellphone operated vehicle to reduce the human effort. This method for the detecting the cracks uses ultrasonic waves, which propagate through rail track and it detect the cracks and defects on the track and hence preventing the rail accident.

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