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AEROdynamics
Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network

Objective

The certification of a rail vehicle according to European regulations, Technical Specifications for Interoperability, European Standards and national safety rules represents a significant element of both vehicle cost and time to market. Indeed, a large part of vehicle certification mandates testing for safety, performance and infrastructure compatibility. AEROTRAIN will help meet the business scenarios listed in the ERRAC SRRA 2002 and 2007 by aiding the spread of European homologation and acceptance procedures to speed up interoperable product approvals while squeezing out risk through improved safety management. In the field of aerodynamics a recent EN focuses on common definitions and descriptions of the aerodynamic phenomena and measurement procedures. Due to the application to all types of rail traffic it has not converged yet to one method per phenomenon but allows variations arising from national rules. The focus of the project is therefore on using the TSI route to consolidate the methodologies allowing the free exchange of certification data.
The project is part of the TRIO-TRAIN cluster (Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network) which comprises 3 related projects dealing with key railway interoperability issues: Aerodynamics (AEROTRAIN), Railway Dynamics and Track Interaction (DYNOTRAIN) and Pantograph/Catenary Interaction (PANTOTRAIN) all submitted under the 2nd Call of the FP7. The objective of these projects is to propose an innovative methodology via a computer simulation/virtual homologation that will allow multi-system network and route approval in Europe to become a faster, cheaper and better process for all involved stakeholders. Therefore the success of the TRIOTRAIN cluster will lead to a time reduction for relevant parts of the certification process from 24 to 6 months; an 80% saving in effort for the acceptance of a new vehicle already accepted in an other country and an estimated financial saving of €20-50 Million/year.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aeronautical engineering
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 136 995,75
Administrative Contact
Ross Hanley (Mr.)

Participants (17)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 158 126
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 750
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Wolf (Mr.)
ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 67 846,21
Address
Via Argine, 425
80100 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Romani (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 750
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Gubo (Mr.)
RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 450
Address
The Helicon 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stephen Mills (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 110
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Baumann (Dr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 188 333,80
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Paradot (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE POLYTECHNIQUE HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 57 840
Address
Le Mont Houy
59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
François Monnoyer De Galland (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 92 700
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Rolle (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 388,22
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 31 200
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Ms.)
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 302
Address
Calle Hiedra Est Chamartin Edificio 23 Sn
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Concepción Casillas (Ms.)
Renfe Operadora
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 052,20
Address
Avda Pio Xii 110
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jimenez José Antonio (Dr.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 92 387
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Céline Secchi (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 673,60
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
CONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 731
Address
Jose Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanes Murua (Mr.)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 22 362,22
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Marcos