Infrastructure Corrosion Assessment Magnetic Method (iCAMM) technology for macro and micro defect detection of rail track

Because of the usefulness of non-destructive testing in the assessment of different types of materials, they have attracted widespread interest in the last years. Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a descriptive term used for the examination of materials and components in such a way that allows materials to be examined without changing or destroying their function. NDT plays a crucial role in everyday life and is necessary to assure safety and reliability. For instance, they are widely used in detecting defects in steel rebar in reinforced concrete. The main goal of this project is to go further and reach a NDT way to evaluate macro and micro defects on the rail road. The proposed technology is based on a Passive Magnetic Inspection (PMI) .A passive method means there is no direct magnetic field generated and applied, nor is there any electrical current passed through the system (i.e., the rail track).

Faculty Supervisor:

Giovanni Cascante;Maurice Dusseault;Shunde Yin


Roozbeh Rahimijurabi


InspecTerra Inc.


Engineering - civil


Transportation and warehousing


University of Waterloo


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