2009 Patrick van Raay and Alexander Chen
Railway Engineering Student Thesis Award Winners 2009
THESIS: EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION: HORIZONTAL SPLIT WEB FAILURES IN FLASH-BUTT WELDED RAILS
PLACE OF STUDY: MONASH UNIVERSITY, CLAYTON, VICTORIA
The thesis presents a detailed account of the research, theory, finite element and experimental techniques used to design and implement an experimental procedure for fatigue testing flash-butt welded rails in the horizontal split web mode.
Alexander Chen and Patrick van Raay accepting the Railway Engineering Student Thesis Award in 2009
Runner Up Award
Liam Palmer-Cannon and Andre James