Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division prize awarded

The paper “Studs: a squat-type defect in rails” written by MERail researcher David Fletcher in collaboration with authors from Tubelines, Railmeasurement Ltd and Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico, has been awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division AR Bennett Premium Award 2013. The paper describes work identifying the growth mechanism of a new and increasingly common rail defect, and implications for monitoring and remedial action are presented in a way that is useful for railway engineers. Find out more at the Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit.

From L-R: Chris Moss, Eversholt Rail, Chairman of the IMechE Railway Division, Dr Stuart Grassie, RailMeasurement Ltd, Dr David Fletcher, University of Sheffield, Paul Summers, Transport for London