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Title: Design, construction, deployment and testing of a full-scale Repoint Light track switch (I)
Authors: Sarmiento-Carnevali, M.L.
Harrison, Tim J.
Dutta, S.
Bemment, Samuel D.
Ward, Christopher P.
Dixon, Roger
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineeers (IMechE) © The Authors
Citation: SARMIENTO-CARNEVALI, M.L. ... et al, 2017. Design, construction, deployment and testing of a full-scale Repoint Light track switch (I). The Stephenson Conference: Research for Railways, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK, 25th-27th April 2017, pp. 409-416.
Abstract: A novel track switch actuation method, known as Repoint Light, is under full-scale prototype design phase at loughborough University. The design concept uses parallel-channel actuation, locking and detection, allowing the switch to continue to function with no loss of performance in the event of a single channel fault. The prototype will be constructed, tested and deployed, including tests with the passage of traffic, upon a functional railway. This paper describes the design and performance challenges faced when introducing the concept into its real operating environment, as well as systems engineering processes followed in the design and considerations regarding reliability, maintainability and performance of the switch.
Description: © The Authors, 2017. The definitive version of this article is published in The Stephenson Conference- Research for Railways, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 2017.
Sponsor: The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by the United Kingdom's RSSB in grant number RSSB/2029S(2015), for the project 'REPOINT Phase 3: Repoint Light Prototype Design and Build'.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25853
Publisher Link: http://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?code=C6344
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