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EURAXLES: Minimizing the risk of fatigue failure of railway axles

Obiettivo

EURAXLES is a 3 year R&D project uniting 23 partners across Europe including 6 axle manufacturers, 4 railway operators/IMs, 2 system integrators, 3 technology suppliers, 5 universities, 2 rail sector associations and 1 consulting firm. The consortium is well-positioned to provide a common R&D approach to axle design, protection, inspection and maintenance which will have an impact on standards, regulations and on the market. EURAXLES aims to develop innovative, safer solutions for railway wheelsets with improved reliability in a cost effective way. The research is summarized below.
1. A design approach will be developed, including a risk analysis method which could offer a simple design route by combining loads with difference occurrences including loading specificity of vehicles and service conditions together with the axles resistances, including new materials and methods in order to predict the ‘failure probability’.
2. New developments will also include (i) improved axle protection against corrosion, including protection of already corroded axles; (ii) improved adhesion of coatings with a study of the roughness influence (adhesion and fatigue behavior); and (iii) new, innovative coating solutions. The new solutions will also aim to fulfill environmental requirements to avoid or limit VOC emissions.
3. New/improved NDT inspection methods will allow the in-service inspection of axles in order to guarantee safe service conditions with a low impact on the vehicle availability.
4. A RAMS/LCC analysis of the solutions will be carried out. The railway transportation system requires a risk analysis of the safety components. Activities will improve design validation and inspection technologies of axles which will optimise costs, safety and environmental compliance to be shown with RAMS/LCC analyses.
Results will be disseminated to the different stakeholders and the European standards/regulations for railway axles and wheelsets will be improved across Europe.

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UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
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Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgio
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Other
Contributo UE
€ 296 343
Contatto amministrativo
Léa Paties (Ms.)

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ALSTOM TRANSPORTE SA
Spagna
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€ 19 316
Indirizzo
Calle Martinez Villergas 49, Edificio V
28027 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Pablo Navazo Cuadrado (Dr.)
ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 39 576
Indirizzo
Via Argine, 425
80100 Napoli
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Antonello Gallone (Mr.)
Bonatrans Group a.s.
Cechia
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€ 130 067
Indirizzo
Bohumin Revolucni 1234
73594 Bohumin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Radim Zima (Mr.)
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.
Spagna
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€ 179 070
Indirizzo
José Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Aitor Landaberea (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germania
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€ 162 160
Indirizzo
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Andrea Schaer (Ms.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE LILLE
Francia
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€ 126 337
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Cite Scientifique Avenue Mendeleiev
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq
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Charafeddine Jama (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germania
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€ 184 013
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
GUTEHOFFNUNGSHUTTE RADSATZ GMBH
Germania
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€ 129 087
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Gartenstrasse 40
46145 Oberhausen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Rita Heinrichs (Ms.)
WAVESTONE ADVISORS
Francia
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€ 91 619
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100-101 Terrasse Boieldieu Tour Franklin
92042 Paris La Defense
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Flore Gouaux (Dr.)
ULTRASEN SISTEMAS SL

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€ 31 537
Indirizzo
Calle Acacia 34
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
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Jose Luis Garcia Alonso (Mr.)
LUCCHINI RS SPA
Italia
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Via Oberdan 6/A
25128 Brescia
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Steven Cervello (Mr.)
MER MEC SPA
Italia
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€ 66 091
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Via Oberdan 70
70043 Monopoli
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Annamaria Cavaliere (Ms.)
METALOGIC N.V. A.I. TECHNOLOGIES & ENGINEERING
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€ 71 899
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Technologielaan 11
3001 Heverlee
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Christine Buelens (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italia
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€ 231 776
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
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Simonetta Danesi (Ms.)
Radsatzfabrik Ilsenburg GmbH
Germania
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€ 161 063
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Schmiedestrasse 16/17
38871 Ilsenburg
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Michael Thamm (Mr.)
Renfe Operadora
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Avda Pio Xii 110
28036 Madrid
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Alvarez Julio (Prof.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
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TRENITALIA SPA
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00161 Roma
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Paolo Masini (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
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Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
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Regina Garcia Beato (Ms.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Francia
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Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
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Hans-Jürgen Geissler (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
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Via Palladio 8
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VALDUNES SAS
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Rue Gustave Delory
59125 Trith Saint Leger
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Nicolas Saude (Mr.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

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Francia
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48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
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Contatto amministrativo
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)