Engineering Transactions, 70, 4, pp. 339–353, 2022

Detection of the Presence of Rail Corrugation Using Convolutional Neural Network

ORCID ID 0000-0001-6215-8485
Poznan University of Technology

Bartosz FIRLIK
ORCID ID 0000-0003-3355-5451
Poznan University of Technology

Rail corrugation is a significant problem not only in heavy-haul freight but also in light rail systems. Over the last years, considerable progress has been made in understanding, measuring and treating corrugation problems also considered a matter of safety.

In the presented research, convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are used to identify the occurrence of  rail corrugation in light rail systems. The paper shows that by simultaneously measuring the vibration and the sound pressure, it is possible to identify the rail corrugation with a very small error.

Keywords: corrugation; vibration and noise; machine learning; convolutional networks
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