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Eddy CUrrent Brake Compatibility

Objective

The ECUC (Eddy-Current Brake Compatibility) project's objective is to prove that linear eddy-current brake (ECB) is a very effective and applicable solution for increasing the braking capacity of new high speed trains and solving the concerns raised by infrastructure managers by proposing concrete and realistic solutions to overcome the drawbacks that ECB have experienced on some lines.
This proposal is submitted in answer to call SST.2012-2.5.1 Rail System Interoperability. ECUC establishes a work plan to demonstrate the technical feasibility of braking systems with eddy current brakes, independent of adhesion conditions, and to clarify the interaction of ECB with track and trackside equipment. In addition a new generation linear eddy-current brake will be designed and a study of electromagnetic incompatibilities and critical thermo-mechanical parameters will also be carried out. As a result, ECUC will propose new designs and engineering and operational guidelines for ECB and signalling equipment, and it will define Technical Recommendations, input for revisions of Technical Specifications for Interoperability.
The strategy for the dissemination of ECUC benefits from input from the ECUC Advisory Group and a wide dissemination strategy towards UNIFE. ECUC addresses the main stakeholders in the European railway sector using various communication and diffusion tools.
The impact of ECUC embraces the terms safety, interoperability and economy, and is addressed to the main stakeholders in the European railway industry. The medium-sized ECUC consortium is formed by CEIT (S), KNORR-BREMSE (D), ALSTOM (F), SNCF (F), DEUTSCHE BAHN (D), NETWORK RAIL (UK), UNIFE (B) and FRAUSCHER (AUT). The proposal describes the consortium's strategy in order to guarantee highly efficient coordination. This alliance offers unique advantages in terms of technical competence, complementary representation of all the key players, quality assurance and research orientation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 589 489
Administrative Contact
Daniel Valderas (Dr.)

Participants (7)

KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 456 721
Address
Moosacher Strasse 80
80809 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Haas (Dr.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 47 597
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 72 100
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franck Bourgeteau (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 354 598
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Schaer (Mrs.)
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 114 739
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
John Amoore (Mr.)
FRAUSCHER SENSORTECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 222 615
Address
Gewerbestrasse 1
4774 St. Marienkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Thiel (Mr.)
UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 320
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Furio (Mr.)