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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605632

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 617 321,23

  • EU contribution

    € 2 897 359

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

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.

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

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 17 950

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 327 558,50

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 165 843,50

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 190 500,29

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 289 027,50

DuPont International Operations SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 41 400

RICARDO NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 83 936

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 96 170,75

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 363,50

PATENTES TALGO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 154 993,70

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 153 466,50

TWI LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 161 439,05

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

EU Contribution

€ 55 680

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 367 668,80

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 140

STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 63 266

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605632

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 617 321,23

  • EU contribution

    € 2 897 359

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

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