Vol. 8 No. 3 (2017): IJPHM Special Issue on Railway Systems & Mass Transportation

The International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) is the premier online open access journal related to multidisciplinary research on Prognostics, Diagnostics, and System Health Management. This special issue is focused on research advances in condition monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies enhancing maintenance of railway infrastructure assets.

Nowadays, about 50 percent of the life cycle costs of railway infrastructures are made up by maintenance costs. In addition, rising demands on railroad infrastructure operators by means of profitability and punctuality call for advanced concepts of Prognostics and Health Management.

Condition based preventive maintenance aims at strengthening the rail mode of transport through an optimized scheduling of maintenance actions based on the actual and prognosticated infrastructure condition. Prerequisite therefore is the almost continuous condition monitoring for thousands of kilometers of railway tracks as well as ten thousands of technical systems and sub-systems. The rapidly expanding possibilities for embedded sensors in all types of technical components as well as in-line railway vehicles are the key enabler for condition based preventive maintenance in large and distributed railway networks. This CFP solicits papers that discuss the development of advanced sensor-based condition monitoring, smart data management, intelligent diagnostic data analysis, degradation models, condition prognosis and maintenance scheduling for railway systems. All systems concerned that will benefit from PHM are of interest such as infrastructure (track geometry/rail condition, point machines), rolling stock (brake pads, diesel engines, traction motors, wheel health, real-time monitoring /event analysis), signaling equipment, etc.

Published: 2017-12-01

Technical Papers

Some influencing factors for passenger train punctuality in Sweden

Carl-William Palmqvist, Nils O.E. Olsson, Lena Winslott Hiselius
Abstract 16 | PDF Downloads 19 | DOI https://doi.org/10.36001/ijphm.2017.v8i3.2649

Integrated Health Monitoring for the actuation system of high-speed tilting trains

Andrea De Martin, Andrea Dellacasa, Giovanni Jacazio, Massimo Sorli
Abstract 16 | PDF Downloads 13 | DOI https://doi.org/10.36001/ijphm.2017.v8i3.2664

Prognostics and Health Management for an Overhead Contact Line System - A Review

Mehdi Brahimi, Kamal Medjaher, Mohammed Leouatni, Noureddine Zerhouni
Abstract 26 | PDF Downloads 160 | DOI https://doi.org/10.36001/ijphm.2017.v8i3.2665

Prognostics and Health Management for Maintenance Practitioners - Review, Implementation and Tools Evaluation

Vepa Atamuradov, Kamal Medjaher, Pierre Dersin, Benjamin Lamoureux, Noureddine Zerhouni
Abstract 44 | PDF Downloads 30 | DOI https://doi.org/10.36001/ijphm.2017.v8i3.2667

Technical Briefs


Editorial Special Issue: PHM for Railway Systems and Mass Transportation

John Andrews, Thomas B¨ohm, Pierre Dersin, J¨orn C. Groos, Ren´e Schenkendorf
Abstract 25 | PDF Downloads 18 | DOI https://doi.org/10.36001/ijphm.2017.v8i3.2644