MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 259, 20192018 6th International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Intelligent Transportation and Management|
|Published online||25 January 2019|
Integration of Genetic Algorithm and Support Vector Machine to Predict Rail Track Degradation
1 Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Discipline, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia
2 Asset Planning and Visualisation, Yarra trams, Australia
Gradual deviation in track gauge of tram systems resulted from tram traffic is unavoidable. Tram gauge deviation is considered as an important parameter in poor ride quality and the risk of train derailment. In order to decrease the potential problems associated with excessive gauge deviation, implementation of preventive maintenance activities is inevitable. Preventive maintenance operation is a key factor in development of sustainable rail transport infrastructure. Track degradation prediction modelling is the basic prerequisite for developing efficient preventive maintenance strategies of a tram system. In this study, the data sets of Melbourne tram network is used and straight rail tracks sections are examined. Two model types including plain Support Vector Machine (SVM) and SVM optimised by Genetic Algorithm (GA- SVM) have been applied to the case study data. Two assessment indexes including Mean Squared Error (MSE) and the coefficient of determination (R2) are employed to evaluate the performance of the proposed models. Based on the results, GA-SVM model produces more accurate outcomes than plain SVM model.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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