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High performance rail tracks

Objective

The project focuses on the investigation of determinants to describe the efficiency of track systems and the demonstration of achieved improvements by means of the implementation of a prototype high speed track system. The behaviour of track systems is worked out with the view of proposing innovative high performance ballast less track structures for defined usage, based on the knowledge of already introduced track systems. Track techniques with its basic components are focused for infrastructure enhancements aiming at a strategy for LCC reduction. Installation, inspection, monitoring, life prediction and maintenance problems are highlighted to minimise track possession and enhance safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Finally the validity of the derived results are typified on a real high speed track system.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Address
Bartningstrasse 47
64289 Darmstadt
Germany

Participants (6)

BAUUNTERNEHMUNG MAX BOEGL
Germany
Address

92301 Neumarkt
FERROVIE DELLO STATO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
LUCCHINI S.P.A
Italy
Address
Viale Oberdan, 1A
25128 Brescia
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Campus Bovisa, Piazza La Masa 34
20158 Milano
SWIETELSKY BAU GES.M.B.H
Austria
Address
Hietzinger Kai 131 A
1130 Wien
THYSSENKRUPP GFT GESELLSCHAFT FUER TECHNIK MBH
Germany
Address
Altendorferstr. 104
45022 Essen