Failure mode and effect analysis of concrete ties in North America

John C. Zeman, J. Riley Edwards, Christopher Paul Lyman Barkan, David A Lange

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Abstract

A failure mode and effect analysis ( FMEA) was applied to improve the design of concrete ties in ballasted track for North American heavy haul applications. A literature review was conducted on concrete tie failure modes, failure effects, and failure causes. A survey of railroads and transit authorities in North America provided a ranking of the most critical concrete tie failure modes. The most important problem for heavy haul service was found to be rail seat deterioration ( RSD). The contributing factors, related failure modes, and deterioration mechanisms of RSD are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages270-277
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event9th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Heavy Haul and Innovation Development, IHHA 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 25 2009

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Other9th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Heavy Haul and Innovation Development, IHHA 2009
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period6/22/096/25/09

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Failure modes
Concretes
Deterioration
Seats
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Railroads
Failure modes and effects analysis
Seat
Rail

Keywords

  • Abrasion
  • Concrete crosstie
  • Fastener
  • Railseat
  • Railway maintenance
  • Sleeper
  • Track system
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Zeman, J. C., Riley Edwards, J., Barkan, C. P. L., & Lange, D. A. (2009). Failure mode and effect analysis of concrete ties in North America. 270-277. Paper presented at 9th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Heavy Haul and Innovation Development, IHHA 2009, Shanghai, China.

Failure mode and effect analysis of concrete ties in North America. / Zeman, John C.; Riley Edwards, J.; Barkan, Christopher Paul Lyman; Lange, David A.

2009. 270-277 Paper presented at 9th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Heavy Haul and Innovation Development, IHHA 2009, Shanghai, China.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Zeman, JC, Riley Edwards, J, Barkan, CPL & Lange, DA 2009, 'Failure mode and effect analysis of concrete ties in North America', Paper presented at 9th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Heavy Haul and Innovation Development, IHHA 2009, Shanghai, China, 6/22/09 - 6/25/09 pp. 270-277.
Zeman JC, Riley Edwards J, Barkan CPL, Lange DA. Failure mode and effect analysis of concrete ties in North America. 2009. Paper presented at 9th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Heavy Haul and Innovation Development, IHHA 2009, Shanghai, China.
Zeman, John C. ; Riley Edwards, J. ; Barkan, Christopher Paul Lyman ; Lange, David A. / Failure mode and effect analysis of concrete ties in North America. Paper presented at 9th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Heavy Haul and Innovation Development, IHHA 2009, Shanghai, China.8 p.
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