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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Engineering: M.E.M


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Ben Baliga

Second Advisor

Hiral Shah

Third Advisor

Balasubramanian Kasi

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All the rail industries in the present world spend lot of money and resources on track inspections. There are various modern technologies in the modern world for the rail track inspections but neither completely operable at the ground level nor economical for the industries. There is no specific tool or application available in the present market which intakes all the track related data, keep track of the inspections and notify users the schedule of inspections. All this process depends upon the quality of data being collected from the tracks, defining objective from the collected data and achieving the results. For this purpose in this project objectives for the data collection has been given prominent importance and it is done in two ways. Validations are performed before the data is stored into the database. In order to analyze, define and project the data into useful form a robust application is needed which responds to user request dynamically. Our mission here was to understand the user requirements to keep track of the rail track data and automate the process of scheduling inspections and notifying the users. Therefore this project mainly focuses on developing the robust web application which checks the quality data being collected, properly validated and interact with users to help them in scheduling and maintaining inspections. This project helps management to bring legacy systems to bring under one roof and also to expand the existing application in the future according to the changing needs.



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