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SoIL Vibration and AuRalisation Software Tools for Application in Railways

Project description

Innovative vibration and auralisation software for railways

Railway transport improvement is associated with the emergence of new applications handling the environmental impact of the sector. The EU-funded SILVARSTAR project will provide the railway community with demonstrated software tools and methodologies that assess the noise and vibration environmental effect of railway traffic on a system level. The project connects leading industrial and academic partners specialised in noise and vibration modelling, engineering consulting, software development for environmental impact studies, auralisation and visualisation, and rail manufacturing. SILVARSTAR will offer the railway community a commonly accepted, operable and validated methodology and a user-friendly prognostic tool for ground vibration impact studies. The project will also develop an entirely functional system for auralisation and visualisation.

Objective

SILVARSTAR brings together a unique consortium of six leading industrial and academic partners who contribute excellence in noise and vibration modelling (ISVR, KU Leuven), engineering consulting (Vibratec, Wölfel), software development for environmental impact studies (Wölfel) and for auralisation and visualisation (EMPA), as well as dissemination of collaborative project results to the European rail manufacturing industry (UNIFE).
The overall goal of SILVARSTAR is to provide the railway community with proven software tools and methodologies to assess the noise and vibration environmental impact of railway traffic on a system level.
The first overall objective of SILVARSTAR is to provide the railway community with a commonly accepted, practical and validated methodology and a user-friendly prediction tool for ground vibration impact studies. This tool will be used for environmental impact assessment of new or upgraded railways on a system level. It will provide access to ground vibration predictions to a wider range of suitably qualified engineers and will facilitate project planning and implementation by improved simulation processes.
The second overall objective of SILVARSTAR is to develop a fully functional system for auralisation and visualisation based on physically correct synthesised (exterior and interior) railway noise, providing interfaces with Virtual Reality visualisation software. This system will facilitate communication with the public, decision makers and designers through virtual experience before delivery of projects.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-2020

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Sub call

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2020

Coordinator

VIBRATEC
Net EU contribution
€ 208 787,50
Address
28 Chemin du petit bois
69131 Ecully
France

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 208 787,50

Participants (5)