Method and system for operating a vehicle system to reduce wheel and track wear

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9908545
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14854736

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A method includes determining a location of a vehicle system traveling on a track during a first trip relative to a curve in the track. The method also includes monitoring a temperature profile at a contact interface between a wheel of the vehicle system and a rail of the track that contacts the wheel as the vehicle system traverses the curve in the track. The temperature profile is based, at least in part, on a first speed profile of the vehicle system during the first trip. The method further includes analyzing the temperature profile to detect a flanging event between the wheel and the rail as the vehicle system traverses along the curve in response to the temperature profile indicating that a flange of the wheel engages a side of the rail.

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GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC901 MAIN AVENUE NORWALK CT 06851

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Peltz, David Michael Melbourne, US 47 758

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