Chris presents a pilot study on the ore line with the risk assessment of trains and maintenance-related errors in the railway. Photo by Mikael Palo. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Efficient maintenance of railroads was the focus of a licentiate thesis

Published: 3 October 2012

The need for reliable high-capacity rail has increased in recent years and the reasons for this are new requirements for reduced emissions. These emissions negatively affect climate change, energy prices and congestion on the roads, as well as, in aviation.

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From the left Prof. Uday Kumar (assistant supervisor), Lecturer Dr. Antti Salonen (Discussant from Mälardalen University), graduate student Chris Stenstrom and Assistant Prof. Aditya Parida (main supervisor). Photo by Mikael Palo.

Chris thesis is based on the 'Link and effect model underhållsinducerade efficiency improvements in rail infrastructure, "a three-year project funded by the Swedish Transport Administration and JVTC - Luleå Railway Research Center..

Chris Stenstrom began studying at Luleå University of autumn 2005. In 2010 he took an MSc in Engineering Physics - Materials Science at LTU and master's degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (ATLANTIS program). In autumn 2010 he was accepted as a doctoral student in the department for operation, maintenance and acoustics.

Dr. Antti Salonen, Senior Lecturer at Mälardalen University, was the Discussant for the licentiate seminar. Dr. Salonen PhD in maintenance strategies in the manufacturing industry has 12 years experience in production maintenance and maintenance planning.

Licentiate Thesis

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