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Reliable Energy and Cost Efficient Traction system for Railway

Objective

Rail is a fundamental service for modern societies and the backbone of a sustainable transport system. To meet the numerous challenges ahead, the global rail sector must increasingly rely on the emerging disruptive technologies such as advanced robotics, 3-D printing, high computing power and connectivity, etc. which are integrated with analytical and cognitive technologies that enable machine-to-machine and machine-to-human communication.On top comes the pressure to reduce energy consumption, pollution and the consumption of other resources. Mastering the breakthrough developments of new technologies is of capital importance for the railway industry to deliver smart and efficient solutions.Indeed, essential to the growth of the rail industry is the reduction of the overall life cycle exploitation costs of all rail sub-systems. The Traction Drive sub-system is one of the main sub-systems of a train as it moves the train converting energy from an electrical source (directly or via a chemical source) into a mechanical one. RECET4Rail will focus on the following new technologies for the Traction Drive sub-system: development of design approaches, end-to-end conception time evaluation and feasibility/performance study of 3D printing technologies for new traction’s components use cases; Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer system sizing for actual city profiles focused on opportunistic charging; improving the understanding of the robustness and reliability of high voltage SiC modules; and development of smart maintenance approaches enabled by predictive analytics, trained on big data. RECET4Rail will provide essential knowledge that will lead to future improvement of the high TRL level S2R traction demonstrations on trains done by the S2R Members, preparing also future S2R key work on domains like digitalisation applied to Traction, environmental sustainability (especially devising carbon free traction systems) or reinforcement of standardisation to lower complexity and costs

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/sustainable transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2020
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 147 250

Participants (12)

ZABALA BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 93 750
Address
Rue Belliard 20
1040 Etterbeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 344 322,50
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAFT
France
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 105 005
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 264 000
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
ARAMIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 209 675
Address
Via Pergolesi 5
20124 Milano (Mi)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 346 105
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 96 450
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 820
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AEROCONSEIL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 51 750
Address
7 Boulevard Henri Ziegler
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRT ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY
France
EU contribution
€ 345 826,25
Address
B 612 - Cs 34436, 3 Rue Tarfaya
31400 Toulouse
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE D'ARTS ET METIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 125 082,50
Address
75 Avenue De Grande Breatgne
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments