A passenger carriage had been previously modified as a special purpose mobile testing laboratory.
The modification failed structurally in service.
Your Engineer was commissioned to re-engineer the carbody to its original as-build structural state.
A finite element model was constructed based on site measurement and partial manufacturing drawings.
The car-body was assessed both in the new built and the present condition.
A repair scheme to return the car-body to is as-new condition was developed in conjunction with the customer.
Implementation and site supervision services were provided to the customer to ensure the modifications were carried out in accordance with the analysis.