Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation

Evaluation de l'adhérence au contact roue-rail par analyse d'images spectrales

Abstract : The advantage of the train since its creation is in its low resistance to the motion, due to the contact iron-iron of the wheel on the rail leading to low adherence. However this low adherence is also a major drawback : being dependent on the environmental conditions, it is easily deteriorated when the rail is polluted (vegetation, grease, water, etc). Nowadays, strategies to face a deteriorated adherence impact the performance of the system and lead to a loss of transport capacity. The objective of the project is to use a new spectral imaging technology to identify on the rails areas with reduced adherence and their cause in order to quickly alert and adapt the train's behaviour. The study’s strategy took into account the three following points : -The detection system, installed on board of commercial trains, must be independent of the train. - The detection and identification process should not interact with pollution in order to keep the measurements unbiased. To do so, we chose a Non Destructive Control method. -Spectral imaging technology makes it possible to work with both spatial information (distance’s measurement, target detection) and spectral information (material detection and recognition by analysis of spectral signatures). In the assigned time, we focused on the validation of the concept by studies and analyses in laboratory, workable in the office at SNCF Ingénierie & Projets. The key steps were the creation of the concept's evaluation bench and the choice of a Vision system, the creation of a library containing reference spectral signatures and the development of supervised and unsupervised pixels classification. A patent describing the method and process has been filed and published.
Document type :
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : ABES STAR :  Contact
Submitted on : Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 2:55:54 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:31:06 PM


Version validated by the jury (STAR)


  • HAL Id : tel-02138055, version 1


Claire Nicodeme. Evaluation de l'adhérence au contact roue-rail par analyse d'images spectrales. Traitement des images [eess.IV]. Université Paris sciences et lettres, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PSLEM024⟩. ⟨tel-02138055⟩



Record views


Files downloads