Precision Diagnosis of Electric Multiple Units for Performance Evaluation
The precision diagnosis of subway electric multiple units (EMUs) was conducted with various types of engineering analysis techniques for the current performance and wear evaluation. The evaluation was conducted on detailed parts of EMUs, such as car bodies, bogies, braking systems, and electrical systems of EMUs. Several characterization means including nondestructive evaluation techniques, corrosion testing, and three-dimensional measurements, were employed for the evaluation of car bodies and bogies. For braking system, degradation and performance tests were conducted, while the functional and degradation tests were performed on electrical system in order to identify the actual performance of the system. Moreover, stress and structural analyses using commercial finite element method (FEM) software provided important information on stress distribution and load transfer mechanisms. In this investigation, various advanced engineering analysis techniques for the safety analysis of subway EMUs have been introduced and the analysis results have been used to provide the critical information for the criteria of safety assessment.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
J. G. Kim et al., "Precision Diagnosis of Electric Multiple Units for Performance Evaluation", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2585-2588, 2007