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Towards a REgulatory FRamework for the usE of Structural new materials in railway passenger and freight CarbOdyshells

Objective

The transportation industry has for a long time been engaged in the application of new lightweight materials for primary structural design in an effort to develop more energy efficient structures to meet low emissions targets without compromising public safety.
This is also true for the rail industry, but the implementation of new lightweight materials has been slow mainly due to the lack of suitable certification procedures addressing the specific operational requirements of a railway vehicle. Such procedures are necessary so that rail vehicle manufacturers and operators can be confident that rolling stock made of a new material will perform as intended and will be at least as safe as a vehicle made out of the material it replaces. The REFRESCO project aims to achieve this goal by creating the regulatory framework for the use of new structural materials in rail car bodies. The existing certification procedures will be analysed, gaps identified and test and assessment methodologies for both isotropic and orthotropic materials will be developed. It is expected that the output from REFRESCO will accelerate the implementation of new materials in transport applications improve the competitiveness of transport industries, ensure sustainable, efficient and affordable transport services will be available and will create new skills and job opportunities through research and development in new material technologies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-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
€ 300 600
Administrative Contact
Paulina Pineda (Ms.)

Participants (17)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 216 354,91
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.)
ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 17 950
Address
Via Argine, 425
80100 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petrone Giuseppe (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 327 558,50
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clémence Castagnet (Ms.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 843,50
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Fuchs (Mr.)
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 500,29
Address
José Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joanes Murua (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 027,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felicitas Kutz (Ms.)
DuPont International Operations SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 41 400
Address
Chemin Du Pavillon 2
1218 Le Grand Saconnex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter A. Von Den Kerkhoff
RICARDO NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 83 936
Address
Catherijnesingel 33
3511 GC Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anton Van Himbergen (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 170,75
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henner Vogelsang (Dr.)
SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 50 363,50
Address
2 Place Aux Étoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Jumin (Mr.)
PATENTES TALGO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 154 993,70
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 Manuel Ramirez Bueno (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 466,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sahil Pandya (Mr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 439,05
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amanda Beeson (Mrs.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 55 680
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Oana Patraulescu (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 367 668,80
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 161 140
Address
Rue Du Docteur Schweitzer Cs 60319 Centre Pierre Guillaumat
60203 Compiegne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patricia Boulay (Mrs.)
STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 63 266
Address
Calle Mitxera 6
46550 Albuixech
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrique Meseguer (Mr.)