IJARP SJIF(2018): 4.908

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A Review On Insulated Rail Joints (IRJ) Failure Analysis.

Volume 3 - Issue 1, January 2019 Edition
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Author(s)
Harish Dangre
Keywords
Insulated rail joint, Rail joint bar, fatigue life, Failure Analysis, End post.
Abstract
Insulated rail joints are a safety valve in railways that are used as part of the signaling system to determine the position of a train. Insulated rail joints are the weakest part of the railroad, where their life ranges between a third and half of the life of rails. Proper functioning of Insulated Rail Joints (IRJs) is essential for the safe operation of the railway signaling systems and broken rail identification circuitries. To gain substantial understanding of the current design of Insulated Rail Joints (IRJs) and their failure analysis are reviewed.
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