RTSA awards

2012 Paul Bellette

Wheel - Rail Interface Award 2012

Thesis: The Influence of Speed Variation on Wear-Type Rail Corrugation Formation and Growth.

Place of Study: University of Queensland

The Thesis describes an investigation into the effects of speed variations of passing traffic on the formation mechanism of rail head corrugations. The research contained in the thesis highlights the significant influence that variations in traffic speed have on the formation of corrugations and it prompts further investigation into the feasibility of using variations of speed as a novel method of controlling the formation and growth of corrugations.

Paul Bellette accepting the Wheel-Rail Interface Award from Alex Howie in 2012