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Innovative technical solutions for improved train DYNAmics and operation of longer FREIGHt Trains

Objective

DYNAFREIGHT stands for Innovative technical solutions for improved train DYNAmics and operation of longer FREIGHt Trains. The project will provide inputs for the development of the next railway freight propulsion concepts within S2R. Two main areas will be addressed:
1. Freight running gear for locomotives: DYNAFREIGHT will design and develop the necessary concepts that will allow a locomotive freight bogie to reduce wheel and track wear, to have lower noise and lower LCC, by focusing on:
• Materials with freight vehicle applicability that allow a lighter bogie frame.
• Noise optimized wheelsets and absorbing structures to reduce running gear related noise.
• Passive and mechatronic systems for radial steering, improving running performances compared to conventional bogies. Reduction of wheel wear and damage, improved traction in curves and reduced resistance to motion in sharp curves will be achieved.
• Monitoring of the most maintenance cost-intensive bogie elements, reducing LCC and improving the reliability and availability of the locomotive.
2. Operation of long freight trains: following the outcomes of MARATHON, DYNAFREIGHT will prepare the path for regular operations of long freight trains:
• Defining functional, technical and homologation requirements for a radio remote controlled system.
• Proposing safety precautions in train configuration and brake application by simulating the longitudinal forces and the derailment risk of long freight trains.
• Identifying infrastructure adaptions for the operation of long freight trains.
By the end of the project, the main achievements will be:
• Improved performances: traction, speed, running dynamics and wheel/rail efforts
• Reduced rail freight noise at the source
• Enhance capacity/traffic throughput with the operation of longer trains
• Reduced of operation and maintenance costs (reduce wheel and rail wear, smarter maintenance, etc.)

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2015-01-2
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 87 625

Participants (9)

STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 093,75
Address
Calle Mitxera 6
46550 Albuixech
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUCCHINI RS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 750
Address
Via Oberdan 6/A
25128 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 111 125
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 037,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 130 066,25
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 128 375
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 125
Address
Calle Hiedra Est Chamartin Edificio 23 Sn
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FIT CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 53 000
Address
Via Acciaresi Primo 8
00157 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAIRD CONTROLS EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 625
Address
Europapark Fichtenhain A 13A
47807 Krefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)