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Title: Mechanical and vibrational testing of clamped rail steel assembly
Authors: Ong, Wei Long
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Ong, W. L. (2022). Mechanical and vibrational testing of clamped rail steel assembly. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: B431
Abstract: The mechanical clamps used for temporarily clamping broken rails before replacement or thermit welding must be reliable as any loosening may lead to rail misalignment and the consequences will be dire. In this paper, a setup with 2 broken rails and 4 clamps were replicated in the laboratory to perform vibration testing on. Experiments were conducted, changing parameters of the setup systematically to find out the cause and effects of each parameter. Based on the vibration results, a new method of tightening and installation which reduced the preload decrease significantly. The causes and mechanisms of loosening were studied and discussed.
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MAE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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