Dr.ir. A.A. Meghoe (Annemieke) is an assistant professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands
Her background is in mechanical engineering; she has pursued her bachelor's degree at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS). After that, she continued with her master's and PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Twente.
Her research topic is focused on predictive maintenance of the rail infrastructure, which is an indisputable subject when it comes to the most sustainable transport system for both people and goods, as it aims to reduce unexpected delays and disruptions during operation.
She proposes reduced models based on first principles and big data to predict the failure or lifetime of rail components using co-existing failure mechanisms and by acquiring field data such as data from the trains, data from the track and environmental data. Hence, the holistic solution she is looking for is a combination of models and a variety of data sources – all of which need to be developed and tuned to each other. This fundamental issue does not only apply to the railway sector; therefore, she also studies this approach in other application fields.
On the bachelor's level, she teaches Dynamics, and on the master's level, the course Failure Mechanism and Life Prediction, which complements her research line perfectly as the first step is to understand the wheel-rail dynamics and how the failure mechanisms work before understanding how they interact with each other and how they propagate further in the system to be able to make a statement on predictive maintenance. She also supervises bachelor's, master's, PDEng and PhD students who focus on prognostics, failure mechanisms and predictive maintenance.
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