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Innovative RUNning gear soluTiOns for new dependable, sustainable, intelligent and comfortable RAIL vehicles

Objective

The RUN2RAIL project will explore an ensemble of technical developments for future running gear, looking into ways to design trains that are more reliable, lighter, less damaging to the track, more comfortable and less noisy. These innovations will be proposed in the form of case studies supported by the methods and tools elaborated in the project.

The project develops across four thematic Work Streams: Innovative sensors & condition monitoring, Optimised materials & manufacturing technologies, Active suspensions & mechatronics, Noise & Vibration. In these four areas, the project will provide a coordinated set of technical key contributions including (but not limited to):

- smart sensors and smart running gear components with self-diagnosing capability;
- use of novel materials and manufacturing methods in combination with intelligent / active suspensions to enable non- conventional running gear concepts;
- identification of efficient fabrication processes for the running gear (3D metal printing, automated tape layering of composite materials);
- assessment of existing off-the-shelf technology for active control coming from other sectors; development of a novel and comprehensive methodology for predicting the transmission of noise and vibration from the running gear to the carbody.

Within the four workstreams, the project will also perform a preliminary evaluation of the related regulatory and standardisation issues, together with a careful assessment of the impacts of the new solutions proposed. The research conducted will be multidisciplinary, i.e. based on the integration of different branches of engineering such as mechanical, materials, electronic and electrical engineering, and will establish models and formal methods to explore a full set of technological developments, exploiting at best the matching mix of talent and diverse skills offered by the Consortium.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/mechatronics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/smart sensors
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2017
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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
€ 164 500

Participants (14)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 987,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 301 001,25
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 212 068,75
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 379 250
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 195 818,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RINA CONSULTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 182 500
Address
Avenue Louise 367
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUCCHINI RS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 127 000
Address
Via Oberdan 6/A
25128 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUE ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 000
Address
Via Albenga 98 Frazione Cascine Vica
10098 Rivoli To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIBRATEC
France
EU contribution
€ 265 625
Address
28 Chemin Du Petit Bois
69131 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METRO DE MADRID SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 268,75
Address
Calle Cavanilles 58
28007 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 125
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CDH AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 568,75
Address
Despagstrasse 3
85055 Ingolstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 73 500
Address
Rua Goncalo Mendes Maia 1350 1 H
4425 656 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOSCH REXROTH AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 250
Address
Zum Eisengiesser 1
97816 Lohr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)