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 Welcome to Testing Directorate



Role of Testing Directorate:

Testing Directorate plays a key role in design validation for all newly designed and / or modified rolling stocks through regular field trials like Oscillation trials, Coupler force and Controllability trials, Confirmatory Oscillograph Car Runs, Squeeze test, Emergency Braking Distance trial, Track Monitoring of Rajdhani Routes and also carries out some specialized nature of field trials like Rating & Performance trials, Jerk trials, Haulage Capacity trial etc. The Directorate also undertakes tests on all types of rolling stock sub-assemblies and their various components in its three laboratories namely Air Brake Lab, Brake Dynamometer Lab and Fatigue Testing Lab.

Organization chart:


Brief Achievements during last one year:

  1. Training imparted and competency developed for UIC-518/EN-14363 standards for Rolling stock.
  2. Procurement of Measuring Wheel Calibration Test Rig for calibration of Instrumented Wheels.
  3. Procurement of MINIPROF Rail and MINIPROF wheel (Rail and Wheel Profile measuring devices).
  4. Modernization of Testing and Trials involving procurement of latest instrumentation items.
  5. Procurement of DAQ (data acquisition) systems with connectors and Strain DAQ system.
  6. A total 83 nos. of field trials and laboratory tests conducted and trial reports issued last year. A total of 26 nos. of trial reports issued since March’21.

Current Assignments in hand:

  • Final switchover to UIC-518 / EN 14363:2016 testing methodology.
  • Procurement of High Inertia and High Speed Brake Dynamometer.
  • Augmentation of Rolling Stock design evaluation and testing capability at RDSO consisting of procurement of Instrument Measuring Wheels and Software.
  • Rehabilitation of Instron Fatigue Testing system in Fatigue Testing Lab.
  • Upgradation of Air Brake Lab Test Rigs.
  • Procurement of Fatigue Analysis Simulation Software.
  • Procurement of Twist Test Rig and Yaw Test Rig.
  • Procurement of Compact Light Weight 09 nos. DAQ system on replacement account.
  •  Various field trials and tests in laboratories are in progress.


Source : WELCOME TO RDSO CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 22-09-2021  

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