Home Skip to main content

MPC Research Reports
Report Details

Title:Assessment of Rail Flaw Inspection Data
Authors:Brandon D. Jeffrey and M.L. Peterson
University:Colorado State University
Publication Date:Sep 1999
Report #:MPC-99-106
Project #:MPC-142
TRID #:00770394
Keywords:defects, evaluation, flaw detection, railroads, railroad tracks



Six major railroads provided the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) with defective rail that had been removed from service. The rail, which contained a variety of defects, was placed into a gauntlet track at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC). This paper is the assessment of those six evaluations at the Railflaw Detection Test Facility (RDTF).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050