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Decision Support Tool for Rail Infrastructure Managers

Objective

The project provides solutions for common infrastructure problems encountered in diverse regions of Europe, e.g. deterioration and scour damage to bridges, slope instability, damage to switches and crossings and track performance. Whilst similar failure modes are seen around the EU, the triggers (precipitation, earthquake loading etc.) are regional. The DESTination RAIL project will develop management tools based on scientific principles for risk assessment using real performance measurements and other vital data stored in an Information Management System. This will allow for a step-change in the management of European rail infrastructure.
The objectives will be achieved through a holistic management tool based on the FACT (Find, Analyse, Classify, Treat) principle.
Find - Improved techniques for the assessment of existing assets will be developed.
Analyse- Advanced probabilistic models fed by performance statistics and using databases controlled by an information management system.
Classify- The performance models will allow a step-change in risk assessment, moving from the current subjective (qualitative) basis to become fundamentally based on quantifiable data.
Treat - The impact of proposed remediation or reconstruction will be assessed using the a probabilistic whole life cycle model which includes financial and environmental costs and the impact of work on traffic flow.
The FACT principles will be implemented in a holistic decision support tool for infrastructure managers.
DESTination RAIL will result significant impact in relation to the objectives of the work programme. It will reduce the cost of investment by using the IMS to manage the network, (ii) Monitoring and real-times analyses will prevent unnecessary line restrictions and closures. (iii) Lower maintenance costs by optimisimg interventions in the life cycle of the asset and (iv) optimise traffic flow in the network.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GAVIN AND DOHERTY GEOSOLUTIONS LTD
Address
Killacloran Upper
- Aughrim Wicklow
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 505 250

Participants (14)

IARNROD EIREANN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Amiens Street Connolly Station
1 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 271 500
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBSON MICHAEL ALAN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 96 250
Address
20 Petrel Way
CT18 7GZ Hawkinge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU GRADEVINSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 213 750
Address
Fra Andrije Kacica Miosica 26
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HZ INFRASTRUKTURA D.O.O.
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Ulica Antuna Mihanovica 12
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 183 750
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 253 700
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 256 250
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 227 500
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 407 800
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPENTRACK RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 141 250
Address
Kaasgrabengasse 19
1190 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROUGHAN & O'DONOVAN LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 223 750
Address
Arena Road Arena House
18 Sandyford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLOVENSKE ZELEZNICE INFRASTRUKTURA DRUZBA ZA UPRAVLJANJE IN VZDRZEVANJE ZELEZNISKE INFRASTRUKTURE TER VODENJE ZELEZNISKEGA PROMETA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 66 250
Address
Kolodvorska Ulica 11
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)