Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) should be implemented to reduce the costs maintenance of traction equipment for Very High Speed Trains (VHST). An experimental full-scale test rig for the CBM of VHST traction equipment has been designed to investigate in detail failures in the main mechanical components of system, i.e. motor, bearings and gearbox. The paper describes the main characteristics of this unique test rig, able to reproduce accurately the train operating conditions, including the relative movements of the motor, the gearbox and the wheel axle. Gearbox, bearing seats and motor are equipped by accelerometers, thermocouples, torque meter and other sensors in different positions. The testing results give important information about the most suitable sensor position and type to be installed for each component and show the effectiveness of the techniques used for the signal analysis in order to identify faults of the gearbox and motor bearings.

Condition-Based Maintenance of the Bearings of the Traction Chain of Very High Speed Trains

PENNACCHI, PAOLO EMILIO LINO MARIA;CHATTERTON, STEVEN;BORGHESANI, PIETRO;RICCI, ROBERTO;
2012

Abstract

Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) should be implemented to reduce the costs maintenance of traction equipment for Very High Speed Trains (VHST). An experimental full-scale test rig for the CBM of VHST traction equipment has been designed to investigate in detail failures in the main mechanical components of system, i.e. motor, bearings and gearbox. The paper describes the main characteristics of this unique test rig, able to reproduce accurately the train operating conditions, including the relative movements of the motor, the gearbox and the wheel axle. Gearbox, bearing seats and motor are equipped by accelerometers, thermocouples, torque meter and other sensors in different positions. The testing results give important information about the most suitable sensor position and type to be installed for each component and show the effectiveness of the techniques used for the signal analysis in order to identify faults of the gearbox and motor bearings.
Atti 3° Workshop AIT
8890191686
Condition-Based Maintenance; High Speed Trains; rolling element bearings
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