Automated Measurement of Stress in Continuous Welded Rail -Artificial Heating Option Study

Quick Facts

Due DateFebruary 17, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 299,654
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Only the The Regents of the University of California; University of California, San Diego is eligible to apply for this grant.

Program Description

The overall objective of this grant is to continue the research and development of the nondestructive method for the measurement of the rail NT based on nonlinear ultrasonic guided waves. The specific research tasks include: 2.1 Developing, testing and demonstrating the option of artificial rail heating to speed up the test and minimize the influence of weather and passing trains. 2.2 Identifying the calibration setting parameters of the ultrasonic nonlinear measurement for two new rail sizes (115RE and 132RE) that are widely employed by US railroads. 2.3 Optimizing the software for the analysis of the ultrasonic data by a field deployable system. The planned additional work is expected to fully meet these performance goals.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberFR-RRD-14-004
Funding Opportunity TitleAutomated Measurement of Stress in Continuous Welded Rail -Artificial Heating Option Study
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateFebruary 3, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateFebruary 17, 2014 (Monday)
***No Explanation
Application Archive DateMarch 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 299,654
CFDA Number
  • 20.313 - Railroad Research and Development

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Only the The Regents of the University of California; University of California, San Diego is eligible to apply for this grant.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Program Information WebsiteAutomated Measurement of Stress in Continuous Welded Rail -Artificial Heating Option Study
ContactOffice: DOT/Federal Railroad Administration
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