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Modelling and strategies for the assessment and OPtimisation of Energy USage aspects of rail innovation

Objective

The aim of OPEUS is to develop a simulation methodology and accompanying modelling tool to evaluate, improve and optimise the energy consumption of rail systems with a particular focus on in-vehicle innovation.
The OPEUS concept is based on the need to understand and measure the energy being used by each of the relevant components of the rail system and in particular the vehicle. This includes the energy losses in the traction chain, the use of technologies to reduce these and to optimise energy consumption (e.g. ESSs). Specifically, the OPEUS approach has three components at its core: i) the energy simulation model ii) the energy use requirements (e.g. duty cycles) and iii) the energy usage outlook and optimisation strategies recommendation.
The concept builds on an extensive range of knowledge and outcomes generated by a number of key collaborative projects (e.g. CleanER-D, MERLIN, OSIRIS, RailEnergy, ROLL2RAIL) underpinning the research proposed, ALL of which have been led by OPEUS consortium members. Particularly the tool developed for the CleanER-D project will be used as starting point. Significant complementary work from the academic community will also be used to enhance the activities of the project. Specifically, these previous projects input will be used to:
• Expand and develop the simulation tool (CleanER-D, MERLIN);
• Complete the operational requirements by enhancing the urban duty cycles (OSiRIS);
• Provide a global vision of energy consumption in railways (CleanER-D, OSIRIS, RailEnergy)
OPEUS’ ambition is to firmly contribute to the following key areas:
• Understand energy consumption of urban railways;
• Develop a tool to objectively compare technologies and strategies aimed at optimising the energy usage of railway systems;
• Unlock the potential contribution that novel technologies and associated strategies can make to optimising rail energy consumption;
• Share a global vision for how energy is used in railways

Call for proposal

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

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 195 527,50

Participants (5)

SAFT
France
EU contribution
€ 89 556,25
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 135 187,50
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 106 750
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 358,75
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 112 750
Address
Calle Mitxera 6
46550 Albuixech
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)