RTSA awards

2013 Dr. Nannan Zong

Wheel - Rail Interface Award 2013

Thesis: Developments of Optimal Designs of Insulated Rail Joints.

Place of Study: The Queensland University of Technology

The thesis develops a novel method of shape optimization of the railhead designed to eliminate the pressure of stress singularities through changes to the original sharp-corner shaped railhead into an arc profile in the longitudinal direction

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Dr. Nannan Zong accepting the Wheel-Rail Interface Award from Alex Howie in 2013


Runners Up

Dr. Nirmal Kumar Mandal.
Thesis: Failure of Railhead Material of Insulated Rail Joints.
Place of Study: The Central Queensland University.

and

Dr. Sajith Mohan
Thesis: Development of a method for the early detection of Rail Squats using Eddy Current Inspection.
Place of Study: The Central Queensland University.

Dr. Nirmal Kumar Mandal accepting the Wheel-Rail Interface Runner-up Award in 2013 from Alex Howie

Dr. Sajith Mohan accepting the Wheel-Rail Interface Runner-up Award in 2013 from Alex Howie