Novel efficient technologies in Europe for axle bearing condition monitoring – the MAXBE project

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dc.contributor.author Vale, Cecília
dc.contributor.author Bonifácio, Cristiana
dc.contributor.author Seabra, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Calçada, Rui
dc.contributor.author Mazzino, Nadia
dc.contributor.author Elisa, Massara
dc.contributor.author Terribile, Stefano
dc.contributor.author Anguita, Davide
dc.contributor.author Fumeo, Emanuele
dc.contributor.author Saborido, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Vanhonacker, Tom
dc.contributor.author De Donder, Edwin
dc.contributor.author Laeremans, Michael
dc.contributor.author Vermeulen, Frederik
dc.contributor.author Grimes, Diarmuid
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-01T11:25:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-01T11:25:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-27
dc.identifier.citation VALE, C., BONIFÁCIO, C., SEABRA, J., CALÇADA, R., MAZZINO, N., ELISA, M., TERRIBILE, S., ANGUITA, D., FUMEO, E., SABORIDO, C., VANHONACKER, T., DE DONDER, E., LAEREMANS, M., VERMEULEN, F. and GRIMES, D. (2016) ‘Novel efficient technologies in Europe for axle bearing condition monitoring – the MAXBE project’, Transportation Research Procedia, 14, pp. 635-644. doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.313 en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.startpage 635 en
dc.identifier.endpage 644 en
dc.identifier.issn 2352-1465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3334
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.313
dc.description.abstract Axle bearing damage with possible catastrophic failures can cause severe disruptions or even dangerous derailments, potentially causing loss of human life and leading to significant costs for railway infrastructure managers and rolling stock operators. Consequently the axle bearing damage process has safety and economic implications on the exploitation of railways systems. Therefore it has been the object of intense attention by railway authorities as proved by the selection of this topic by the European Commission in calls for research proposals. The MAXBE Project (http://www.maxbeproject.eu/), an EU-funded project, appears in this context and its main goal is to develop and to demonstrate innovative and efficient technologies which can be used for the onboard and wayside condition monitoring of axle bearings. The MAXBE (interoperable monitoring, diagnosis and maintenance strategies for axle bearings) project focuses on detecting axle bearing failure modes at an early stage by combining new and existing monitoring techniques and on characterizing the axle bearing degradation process. The consortium for the MAXBE project comprises 18 partners from 8 member states, representing operators, railway administrations, axle bearing manufactures, key players in the railway community and experts in the field of monitoring, maintenance and rolling stock. The University of Porto is coordinating this research project that kicked-off in November 2012 and it is completed on October 2015. Both on-board and wayside systems are explored in the project since there is a need for defining the requirement for the onboard equipment and the range of working temperatures of the axle bearing for the wayside systems. The developed monitoring systems consider strain gauges, high frequency accelerometers, temperature sensors and acoustic emission. To get a robust technology to support the decision making of the responsible stakeholders synchronized measurements from onboard and wayside monitoring systems are integrated into a platform. Also extensive laboratory tests were performed to correlate the in situ measurements to the status of the axle bearing life. With the MAXBE project concept it will be possible: to contribute to detect at an early stage axle bearing failures; to create conditions for the operational and technical integration of axle bearing monitoring and maintenance in different European railway networks; to contribute to the standardization of the requirements for the axle bearing monitoring, diagnosis and maintenance. Demonstration of the developed condition monitoring systems was performed in Portugal in the Northern Railway Line with freight and passenger traffic with a maximum speed of 220 km/h, in Belgium in a tram line and in the UK. Still within the project, a tool for optimal maintenance scheduling and a smart diagnostic tool were developed. This paper presents a synthesis of the most relevant results attained in the project. The successful of the project and the developed solutions have positive impact on the reliability, availability, maintainability and safety of rolling stock and infrastructure with main focus on the axle bearing health. en
dc.description.uri http://www.traconference.eu/ en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en
dc.relation.ispartof MAXBE - Interoperable Monitoring, Diagnosis and Maintenance Strategies for Axle Bearings
dc.relation.uri https://web.fe.up.pt/~maxbe/index.html
dc.rights © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of Road and Bridge Research Institute (IBDiM en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Axle bearings en
dc.subject Condition monitoring system en
dc.subject Diagnosis en
dc.subject Condition-based maintenance en
dc.title Novel efficient technologies in Europe for axle bearing condition monitoring – the MAXBE project en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Diarmuid Grimes, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: diarmuid.grimes@insight-centre.org en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2016-12-01T10:45:09Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.internal.wokid 000383251000067
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Transportation Research Procedia en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress diarmuid.grimes@insight-centre.org en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::TPT/314408/EU/INTEROPERABLE MONITORING, DIAGNOSIS AND MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES FOR AXLE BEARINGS/MAXBE en


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