European Commission logo
italiano italiano
CORDIS - Risultati della ricerca dell’UE

Decision Support Tool for Rail Infrastructure Managers

Risultati finali


ZAG will be responsible for the development of the DESTination RAIL website which should also operate as an Intranet site for the project

Report on demonstration projects

A report on the two major pilot projects undertaken in the Destination Rail project The first will involve instrumentation using vibration monitors of a fullbridge the Boyne Viaduct in Ireland Task 15 and 23 The second will involve the construction of an embankment using marginal fill materials on a live railway line in Slovenia

Report on Decision Support Tool

A Decision Support Tool DST will be developed which will help infrastructure managers in the decision making process in the context of dealing with a number of previously identified and ranked risks Decision Support Tool will be developed to ensure that outputs of WP1 inspection and monitoring WP2 modeling and WP 4 WLCA and traffic flow model are practically integrated and used under specific process workflows and modules

Guidelines on the use of novel construction and maintenance techniques within the operational railway environment

Techniques to increase the design life of track earthworks and bridges will be reviewed largescale laboratory tests will be performed to investigate the performance of certain method which will be supported by finite element analyses

Report on monitoring Switches and Crossings

NTNU and TUM will use the simulation tool developed in WP2 to select suitable data acquisition components and integrate these into the chosen architecture Sensors Communication wired and possibly wireless depending on sensor location They will develop and install a data analysis and storage system and communication system to transfer data in real time and mount the sensors in track infrastructure that can communicate with a train and test the system in lab environment and demonstrate the inbuilt technology at a test site in NorwayTUM will report on methods to improve track recording train data analysis of actual measurement procedures to achieve highest accuracy concerning accurate rail seat referencing and to gain this data as input for modelling work or for model calibration

Report on the use of remote monitoring for slope stability assessments

UZ will report on the development of a drone small helicopter which can perform rapid assessment of slopes UZ and GDG will use the imagery from the drone to provide crucial temporal data on variations in boundary conditions which might affect slope stability eg change of land use at slope crest poorly maintainedblocked drains etc NGI will provide expertise in the use of satellite remote sensing for detection of movement and perform insitu testing including MASW and CPTGDG and NTNU will work together to implement a sensor type which is capable of providing the most accurate data which can be transmitted remotely by drone and will use stability models to determine the optimum location of the sensors in a demonstration project to consider the effect of rainfall on an Irish Rail slope

Report on Traffic Flow Model

A microscopic model for railway traffic flow will be developed using innovative graph theorybased mathematical techniques and incorporating the ability to dynamically optimise operations in particular during times of degraded operations The model will allow a detailed assessment of the operational effects of any changes to network availability and will use new techniques to identify options for improving response to interruptions

Report on Pilot Projects

A report outlining the key findings of the laboratory field prototypescale pilot and demonstration projects on live railways will be produced The projects include include testing the GPR methodology on a 100 km section of the Croatian Mainline Realtime monitoring of switches and crossing at a testsite in Norway Rock slope surveys using drones in Croatia and Ireland NDT dynamic test methods for assessing the integrity of rock bolts in Croatia and LargeScale triaxial testing of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil GRS in Slovenia

Implementation of a complete vibration monitoring system on Irish Rail bridge

A sensor array will be used to monitor the behavior of the Boyne Valley Viaduct on the Irish Rail network monitoring will include for the effects of structural degradation and foundation scour The data will feed the realtime SHM models in WP2

Report on Assessment of Bridges

The application of the algorithms developed in Tasks 21 and 22 for the assessment of performance of railway structures will be demonstrated through consideration of a case study bridge the Boyne Viaduct in County Louth Ireland Probabilistic assessment of the structure will identify hot spot locations for instrumentation and monitoring Subsequently the multi criteria performance optimization algorithms developed will be employed to study the implication of load evolution deterioration and alternative rehabilitation strategies for this landmark structure

Report on risk assessment methodology

A report on the risk assessment methodology developed which that takes into consideration the probability of occurrence of the events (e.g. floodwaters deeper than x meters) to which the infrastructure objects will be subjected and the probability of the infrastructure objects providing different levels of service following an event (e.g. due to a flood the rail line is closed for two days but then reopened without need to execute an intervention, or is closed for two months until it can be rebuilt).

Report on Assessment of Earthworks

Failure models for shallow translational failure triggered by rainfall earthquakes etc rotational failure triggered by new construction flooding etc and rockfalls will be coded using an invariant reliability analysis technique Data collected from the monitoring instrumentation WP1 will be used to describe realistic statistical distributions for the key variables eg moisture content distribution in a slope Fragility curves will be developed to determine the probability of failure as a function of prescribed intensity measures

Report on Whole Life Cycle Analysis Tool

A network level whole life-cycle analysis model that can be used by practitioners to investigate the impact of the application of alternative maintenance regimes to earthworks, structures and track considering cost, risk and operational effect. The model will draw on stochastic deterioration and loading models and on risk models developed under WP2 and WP3 respectively. In this way the model will facilitate quantitative evaluation of not only to the probability of a failure but also the associated consequences.

Information Management System framework

A framework for the information management system IMS based on smart objects will be developed The IMS will hold all the data relating to an individual asset and the network

Guideline on methods to find hot-spots on rail networks

Guideline on methods to find hotspots on rail networks The guide will include guidance on methods to locate weak spots in track bed and embankments using GPR and drones used to locate atrisk slopes

Dissemination Strategy Plan

A plan detailing the main dissemination prospects for the project will be developed it will consider the strategic aims of the project and matters related to review of information disseminated from the project

Report on Assessment of Tracks

An integrated FEMMBS model will be used allow for consideration of the dynamic analysis of the trainruns along track sections including real track geometry and track stiffness The output of the model will include both results related to train and track behaviour like the displacement of the track the wheel load distribution and the wheelrail interaction force The models will be used to study the design requirements for new track infrastructures for mixed train traffic The models will also be used in conjunction with WP1 to find the optimum sensor locations in the infrastructure

Proof-of-concept on case study

The DST tool will be tested on several scenarios for selected railway sections, meaning different input values for different variables will be used in order to test the defined interrelatedness between different risk factors and the meaningfulness of the outcome of the tool.

Report on Kick-Off Meeting

A brief report detailing the agenda and results of the kickoff meeting will be prepared

Exploitation plan including IPR guidance

At the beginning of the project an exploitation plan will be created with a focus on identifying potentially commercially exploitable IP that will be developed within the Destination Rail consortium. A guideline document will be prepared outlining the procedures for managing IP.

Guideline for Probability Based Multi Criteria Performance Optimisation of Railway Infrastructure

Aa probabilistic framework will be developed to facilitate multicriteria performance optimization of railway infrastructures ie structures earthworks and tracksThe developed basis will provide Infrastructure OwnersManagers with the facility to optimise budgetsresources from the perspectives of minimisation of cost ie considering alternative rehabilitation strategies including the donothing option for maximised performance

Report on common problems faced by rail infrastructure

Report on common problems faced by rail infrastructure A review of key problems faced by Railway IMs case histories eg slope instability bridge scour switches and tracks and structures will be compiled Consideration will be given to how changes in use increased speed and or loading climate change etc might affect the performance of infrastructure and cause increased incidence of existing or new heretofore unseen problems


A method to visualize the evolution of multiple interacting spatial systems

Autori: Magnus Heitzler, Jürgen Hackl, Bryan T. Adey, Ionut Iosifescu-Enescu, Juan Carlos Lam, Lorenz Hurni
Pubblicato in: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Numero 117, 2016, Pagina/e 217-226, ISSN 0924-2716
Editore: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2016.03.002

Functional Loss Assessment and Restoration Analysis to Quantify Indirect Consequences of Hazards

Autori: Juan Carlos Lam, Bryan T. Adey
Pubblicato in: ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, Numero 2/4, 2016, Pagina/e 04016008, ISSN 2376-7642
Editore: American Society of Civil Engineers
DOI: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000877

GPU-Accelerated Rendering Methods to Visually Analyze Large-Scale Disaster Simulation Data

Autori: Magnus Heitzler, Juan Carlos Lam, Jürgen Hackl, Bryan T. Adey, Lorenz Hurni
Pubblicato in: Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis, Numero 1/1-2, 2017, ISSN 2509-8810
Editore: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/s41651-017-0004-4

Development of flood and mudflow events for the spatio-temporal risk assessment of networks

Autori: J. Hackl, M. Heitzler, J.C. Lam, B.T. Adey and L. Hurni
Pubblicato in: "European Water Special Numero: ""10th Word Congress on Water Resources and Environment"" (EWRA2017 - Numero I)", 2017, Pagina/e 179 - 185, ISSN 1792-085X
Editore: E.W. Publications

Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Photogrammetry to Obtain Topographical Information to Improve Bridge Risk Assessment

Autori: Jürgen Hackl, Bryan T. Adey, Michał Woźniak, Oliver Schümperlin
Pubblicato in: Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Numero 24/1, 2018, Pagina/e 04017041, ISSN 1076-0342
Editore: American Society of Civil Engineers
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000393

Initial Investigations into the Use of Three Heuristic Algorithms to Determine Optimal Intervention Programs for Multiple Railway Objects

Autori: Daijiro Mizutani, Marcel Burkhalter, Bryan T. Adey, Claudio Martani, Vijay Ramdas
Pubblicato in: International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Numero 6/3, 2017, Pagina/e 1-20, ISSN 1911-110X
Editore: International Association for Sustainable Development and Management (IASDM)
DOI: 10.7492/IJAEC.2017.013

A Review of the State-of-the-Art in Railway Risk Management

Autori: Claudio Martani, Natalia Papathanasiou and Bryan T. Adey
Pubblicato in: International Journal of Railway, Numero vol. 10, no. 1, 2017, Pagina/e 5-11, ISSN 1976-9067
Editore: ART 2016

Determination of Risk-Reducing Intervention Programs for Railway Lines and the Significance of Simplifications

Autori: Marcel Burkhalter, Claudio Martani, Bryan T. Adey
Pubblicato in: Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Numero 24/1, 2018, Pagina/e 04017038, ISSN 1076-0342
Editore: American Society of Civil Engineers
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000401

Determination of Near-Optimal Restoration Programs for Transportation Networks Following Natural Hazard Events Using Simulated Annealing

Autori: Jürgen Hackl, Bryan T. Adey, Nam Lethanh
Pubblicato in: Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 2018, ISSN 1093-9687
Editore: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/mice.12346

Modelling multi-layer spatially embedded random networks

Autori: Hackl, J., Adey, B.T.
Pubblicato in: Complex Systems, 2017, Pagina/e 1 - 15, ISSN 0891-2513
Editore: Complex Systems Publications, inc.

Principles of estimating and communicating the risk of neglecting maintenance

Autori: Adey, B.T., Martani, C., Papathanasiou, N., Burkhalter, M.
Pubblicato in: Infrastructure Asset Management, 2018, ISSN 2053-0242
Editore: ICE Publishing

Estimating the risk related to networks: a methodology and an application on a road network

Autori: Jürgen Hackl, Juan Carlos Lam, Magnus Heitzler, Bryan T. Adey, Lorenz Hurni
Pubblicato in: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 2018, Pagina/e 1-41, ISSN 2195-9269
Editore: Copernicus Publications
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-2017-446

System reliability of slopes using multimodal optimisation

Autori: C. Reale, J. Xue, K. Gavin
Pubblicato in: Géotechnique, Numero 66/5, 2016, Pagina/e 413-423, ISSN 0016-8505
Editore: ICE Publishing
DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.15.P.142

Determining the Presence of Scour around Bridge Foundations Using Vehicle-Induced Vibrations

Autori: Luke J. Prendergast, David Hester, Kenneth Gavin
Pubblicato in: Journal of Bridge Engineering, Numero 21/10, 2016, Pagina/e 04016065, ISSN 1084-0702
Editore: American Society of Civil Engineers
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000931

Multi-modal Reliability Analysis of Slope Stability

Autori: Cormac Reale, Kenneth Gavin, Luke J. Prendergast, Jianfeng Xue
Pubblicato in: Transportation Research Procedia, Numero 14, 2016, Pagina/e 2468-2476, ISSN 2352-1465
Editore: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.304

Development of a landslide susceptibility assessment for a rail network

Autori: Karlo Martinović, Kenneth Gavin, Cormac Reale
Pubblicato in: Engineering Geology, Numero 215, 2016, Pagina/e 1-9, ISSN 0013-7952
Editore: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2016.10.011

Assessing the Vulnerability of Irish Rail Network Earthworks

Autori: Karlo Martinović, Kenneth Gavin, Cormac Reale
Pubblicato in: Transportation Research Procedia, Numero 14, 2016, Pagina/e 1904-1913, ISSN 2352-1465
Editore: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.157

A New Methodology for Assessment of Railway Infrastructure Condition

Autori: M.S. Kovacevic, K. Gavin, I. Stipanovic Oslakovic, M. Bacic
Pubblicato in: Transportation Research Procedia, Numero 14, 2016, Pagina/e 1930-1939, ISSN 2352-1465
Editore: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.160

A systematic risk assessment process for railway networks consisting of multiple objects of different types

Autori: Papathanasiou, N., Adey, B.T
Pubblicato in: 2018
Editore: International Railway Safety Council

DESTination RAIL: Application of Unmanned Ariel System (UAS) in railway infrastructure

Autori: Car, M.
Pubblicato in: Railway Pro, 2016
Editore: Railway Pro

DESTination RAIL: A tool for rail infrastructure managers

Autori: Connolly, L., Robson, M.
Pubblicato in: Railway News, 2017
Editore: Railway News

Improving risk management for infrastructure managers

Autori: Adey, B., Papathanasiou, N., Burkhalter, M.
Pubblicato in: Railway Gazette International, 2018, Pagina/e 31-33
Editore: Railway Gazette International

DESTination RAIL provides input on the infrastructure whole life costs

Autori: Ramdas, V., Barrett, A.
Pubblicato in: Railway Pro, 2018
Editore: Railway Pro

È in corso la ricerca di dati su OpenAIRE...

Si è verificato un errore durante la ricerca dei dati su OpenAIRE

Nessun risultato disponibile