Author : Ritesh P Tank 1
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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