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Support to infrastructure inspection and investigation of severe railroad accidents

This project consists of studies, research and implementation of procedures aimed at promoting safety in railway transportation, working with two different focuses: the support of railway infrastructure monitoring, and the support in the investigation of severe rail accidents.


For this purpose, a basic registry was developed for the existing bridges and bypasses in the previously registered railway segments, as well as an assessment of the physical condition of such infrastructure with identification of the critical spots that present an imminent risk. This information was stored in updateable databases that can be used for control in periodic maintenance inspections.


Also, a number of mechanisms and procedures were developed for the determination of causes,responsibilities and consequences of severe rail accidents.


Database table

Database table

LabTrans - Transportation and Logistics Laboratory
Campus Academico - UFSC - Florianópolis - Santa Catarina
Trindade - Florianópolis/SC - ZIPCODE 88040-970 - PO Box 5005
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