Testing and Laboratory Capabilities

  • Rail surface friction measurements
  • Wheel load measurement systems
  • Comprehensive range of data recording, analysis and computing equipment
  • Wheel and rail profiling
  • Rail corrugation measurements and analysis
  • Strain gauge instrumentation
  • Ballast and formation testing
  • Servo-hydraulic, dynamic testing machines with load capacity 10 – 70 tonnes
  • Fatigue testing of components including rail welds, couplers, yokes, sleepers and fasteners
  • Weld qualification testing
  • Materials characterisation and failure analysis
  • Comprehensive metallurgical analysis capabilities
  • X-ray fluorescence microscopy using Australian synchrotron (Read more...)