Throughout Europe there is currently an increased societal need to reduce noise and so to improve the quality of life. With the growth of freight traffic, especially at night, this need to reduce noise becomes critical. This study's main objective is to provide a new tread braking means (brake block or "shoe") for the 700,000 European wagons which reduces noise emission and is completely interchangeable with the current system (for cost and safety reasons). The other objectives are to reduce the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of the braking system by 10% and to find a process whereby the new product can be recycled.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
412 96 Goeteborg
SK23 0JP Chapel-en-le-frith
21509 Glinde (Kr Stormarn)