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Rail RESEARCH: REMAIN Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: REMAIN
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: MODULAR SYS. FOR RELIABILITY AND MAINTANABILITY MANAGEMENT IN EUROPEAN RAIL TRANSPORT
Main contractor: FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Type organisation: Research Organisation
Country: DE
Start date & duration: 1996-11-01 - 15 months
Area: Rail
Relevant tasks:
Total cost in kECUs: 1309
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 629


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The REMAIN project aims to create practical and realistic methods and tools for evaluation as RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability) in railway systems. The conceptual idea pursued by the project is :
  1. To define requirements for railway components crucial for the safety and efficiency of rail transport on a European basis.
  2. To develop a modular framework for the collection and the retrieval of status-indicative information from these components in a sound database with the option of its usage also independently of the consecutive modules.
  3. To specify and develop modules for railway specific communication and diagnostic methods for a centralized acquisition of status information on the crucial components.
  4. To use up-to-date information in combination with historical data for the prediction of future statuses and the strategic planning of maintenance operations
  5. To design a modular and open system architecture allowing the user-friendly configuration of only those modules of the whole tool package which are needed under boundary conditions being specific for different European railway systems.
  6. To realize a demonstrator by giving advice in the realization of a realistic diagnostic system for infrastructure and by using it as a test bed for the principal applicability of specified methods.
  7. To establish application groups with international organization and industrial participation in the exploitation of the results of the research study and of the specification of requirements and demonstrator

Demo Sites:

None

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Participants

Organisation Type Country
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. Research Organisation DE
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG - MÜNCHEN Industry DE
RED NACIONAL DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPAÑOLES Industry ES
AMBIT ERGO SYSTEMS A.E. Industry GR
THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Research Organisation NO
ILEKTRIKI SIDIRODROMI ATHINON PIREOS Industry GR

Coordinator's name: Mr Juergen KREUTZ
Address: FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Leonrodstrasse, 54
80636 München
DE
Tel: +49-7216091534
Fax: +49-721-6091413
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Jens OLSEN
Tel: +32-2-2963599
Fax: +32-2-2968350
 
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