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Virtual certification of acoustic performance for freight and passenger trains

Objective

ACOUTRAIN will simplify and improve the acoustic certification process of new rolling stock, in particular relating to the TSI Noise. Today the need of conformity assessment for a new vehicle according to the TSI Noise represents a significant element of both cost and time to market due to the need to carry out expensive and time consuming tests. The goal of the proposed project is to speed up the product authorisation by introducing some elements of virtual testing while retaining the same degree of reliability and accuracy. A successful simplification of the TSI conformity assessment process would result in a strengthening of the competitiveness of the European railway sector. The risk of not developing such a simplification would be that the expense of excessive certification of new products could hamper the introduction of new innovations.
The major outcome of the ACOUTRAIN project will be a new certification process including some elements of virtual testing. This will be ready for inclusion in the next “full revision” of the TSI Noise, planned in 2013.
The R&D work program will be implemented with the following objectives: WP1- establishment of procedures for a virtual certification of acoustic performances of freight and passenger trains; WP2 -an improvement and harmonization of the rolling noise characterization process; WP3 -establishment of methodologies to measure other noises sources; WP4 - a methodology to validate global tools for pass-by noise and standstill noise predictions so that they can be used as part of future certification; and WP5 - a validation of the procedure range for the virtual noise certification. A significant part of the project is dedicated to the relationship with the Notify Bodies and Authorities to ensure that the objectives of the project are well connected with their expectations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 210 624
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Furio (Mr.)

Participants (14)

SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 221 346
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estelle Bongini (Dr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Ostra Ringvagen 2
721 73 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Frid (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 851
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 160 808
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 111 330
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Schaer (Ms.)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 129 323
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Nuñez Fernandez (Mr.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 97 500
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Martin (Dr.)
DYNAMICS,STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 82 619
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Van Leuven (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 115 068
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Britt Hansen (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 151 500
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Dittrich (Mr.)
VIBRATEC
France
EU contribution
€ 227 249
Address
28 Chemin Du Petit Bois
69131 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Bouvet (Mr.)
ABB SECHERON SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 46 260
Address
Rue Des Sablieres 4-6 Voie 11 A
1217 Meyrin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Stefanutti (Mr.)
PATENTES TALGO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 022
Address
Paseo Del Tren Talgo 2
28290 Las Rozas De Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Carlos Gómez (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 970
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta Noce (Ms.)