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Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS
Address
Rue Traversiere 15
75571 Paris
France

Participants (9)

BECORIT GMBH
Germany
Address
Rumplerstrasse 6-10
45659 Recklinghausen
BREMSKERL-REIBBELAGWERKE EMMERLING GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Brakenhof 7
31629 Estorf-leeseringen
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Hörsalsvägen 7
412 96 Goeteborg
CHEMINS DE FER FÉDÉRAUX SUISSES
Switzerland
Address
Schanzenstrasse 5
3000 Bern
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
Address
Weserglacis 2
32423 Minden
FEDERAL MOGUL FRICTION PRODUCTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Derbyshire
SK23 0JP Chapel-en-le-frith
HONEYWELL BREMSBELAG GMBH
Germany
Address
Glinder Weg 1
21509 Glinde (Kr Stormarn)
ICER BRAKES S.A.
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Comarca - Agustinos C/g
31013 Pamplona
TRENITALIA SPA
Italy
Address
V.le S. Lavagnini 58
50129 Firenze