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Development of Functional Requirements for Sustainable and Attractive European Rail Freight

Deliverables

Quality Plan

Quality plan including guidelines, Gantt charts, deliverable, milestone tables, document and presentation template

Detailed Specification of train’s wireless backbone infrastructure

Detailed Specification of train’s wireless backbone infrastructure. Specification of system and subsystem components, including internal and external interfaces for generic applications.

Technical requirements for automatic couplers

Report collecting the technical requirements leading the development of automatic couplers for freight.

Defined threshold

Defined threshold, pre-warning threshold and opening value. One of the major and essential tasks in the condition-based and predictive maintenance project is the determination of the threshold of for the reference variables in which a maintenance task is required.

Technical requirements for automatic couplers (preliminary version)

Preliminary report collecting the technical requirements leading the development of automatic couplers for freight.

Detailed Running gear and wagon design concept

Report with a detailed description of the prioritised concept. Furthermore, the requirements based on the top level requirements from WP1 are described including e.g. needed research activities, missing technologies, etc. -> basis for the development of a technical demonstrator of the next generation Running Gear, Core Market Wagon and Extended Market Wagon

Specification of data model for application interface of WMS

Application of TAF-TSI standard for defining WMS data structure, architecture and semantics; definition of common application interface for WMS.

State of the art on automatic couplers

Report describing state of the art and current research activities with respect to automatic couplers and related technologies.

Specifications Propulsion 1

Technical specification document will include chapters for: D1.3.1 New Propulsion last mile applications D1.3.2 Locomotive boogie

Safety Analysis

Preliminary safety analysis of generic application of train’s wireless backbone in safety systems. Identification of general and generic safety requirements for applying wireless backbone technology concept in safety-related applications.

Wayside condition monitoring impact analysis

This deliverable will focus on the identification of the most relevant wayside measurements for rail freight transportation, and their integration with data collected on-board, leading to the definition of relevant case studies.

State of the art

Report describing state of the art and current research activities with respect to running gear, wagon design, wheelset and braking technologies, noise, dynamic performance and track friendliness etc.

Market Segments architecture

The task will start with an Overview of all relevant segments of the rail freight market its characteristics and technical and logistical challenges. Thus all areas in the transport market that could be relevant for freight rail business will be investigated: - Single wagonload transport in general - General cargo/part loads - Intermodal transport/transport of containers and swap bodies - Reefer transports - Express/overnight transport - Transport of heavy goods - Bulk transport. - Transport of dangerous goods The investigation will focus on the technical and logistical requirements that must be fulfilled for being competitive in land-based transport. The dialogue with decision-makers in the relevant segments will be conducted to enable the refinement of the market requirements. The recognitions of the SMARTRAIL project will be integrated and its stakeholders shall be used for the validation of the outcome of the task.

Migration plan

Report defining the migration plan to introduce the automatic couplers in the freight market.

Requirement Analysis and Technologies evaluation for train’s wireless backbone

Requirement Analysis and Technologies evaluation for train’s wireless backbone. Specification of requirements and operational conditions for application of wireless technologies on rolling stock compositions, including evaluation of suitable wireless communication technologies.

Optimized acoustic and aerodynamic characteristics

Report describing adapted experimental methods for freight train aerodynamics, measures for optimized train aerodynamics/ acoustics and aerodynamically driven inputs for driving dynamics.

Overall high-level architecture

Focus on continuously combining all developed procedures and functional/technical architectures and interfaces in an agile approach to a consolidated and overall high level architecture to ensure that all work packages are combined and aligned (information system on the one hand and the technical and process systems on the other hand).

Specification of data model for application interface of CMS

Application of TAF-TSI standard for defining CMS data structure, architecture and semantics; definition of common application interface for CMS.

Algorithms for positioning rail freight trains

Algorithms for positioning rail freight trains and evaluation tool to assess feasibility of the solution.

Technologies for wagon monitoring system

Technologies for wheel to rail contact monitoring (Hardware + software + processing algorithms).

Specifications Wagon

Technical specification document D1.2 will include chapters on: D1.2.1 Core market wagon design including running gear D1.2.2 Extended market wagon incl. ICT D1.2.3 Automatic Coupling

Running gear and wagon design concepts

Report describing developed concepts and according assessment based on KPIs from WP1 including the potential of integration of results from WP2 and WP3 -> ranking of concepts

Determination of relevant variables for condition monitoring of components

Determination of relevant variables for condition monitoring of Components. One of the major and essential tasks in the condition-based and predictive maintenance project are the determination of those variables which assess the condition of a component (condition or reference variables, such as temperature, wear and condition of operating material)

Plan for the Use and Dissemination

Plan for the Use and Dissemination of results.

Cost Benefit Analysis

Report describing the cost benefit analysis of the proposed concept in order to support the market uptake of the automatic coupler.

Specifications Propulsion 2

Quantification of the estimated benefits of the new technology on component and subsystem level in the form of Key Performance Indicators based on model calculations. The deliverable will comprehend chapters on: D1.4.1 Novel wagon versus typical UIC standard wagons D1.4.2 Running gear and automatic coupler D1.4.3 Locomotive D1.4.4 Propulsion

Installed processes

Installed processes to release and execute new condition based and predictive maintenance program, first step towards applying condition based and predictive maintenance program.

Modified IT system

Modified IT system with all required parameters to compare actual values and thresholds and to deduct maintenance tasks.

Continuous data transfer from the locomotive to the landsite

Continuous data transfer from the locomotive to the landsite, this is Another step towards applying CBM technology.

Website

Shift2Rail website.

Information activities

- Shift2Rail website. - Shift2Rail conferences with stakeholders - Press releases with impacts in international press. - Electronic leaflet. - Participation in specific conferences, workshops and fairs. - Publication of articles in specialized magazines. - Dissemination through social networks.

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Publications

FR8RAIL: Development of functional requirements for sustainable and attractive European rail freight

Author(s): Jaizki Mendizabal; Iñigo Adin; Jon Goya; Jan Bergstrand; Anders Ekmark
Published in: 2018

On-board positioning strategies based on GNSS low-cost receivers for rail freight transport

Author(s): Gorka De Miguel Michael Roth Anna-Maria Ademeit Jörn Groos Jaizki Mendizabal Jon Goya
Published in: TRA 2018, 2018

On-board positioning strategies based on GNSS low-cost receivers for rail freight transport

Author(s): Jon Goya, Jaizki Mendizabal, Inigo Adin, Gorka De Miguel, Michael Helmut Roth, Anna-Maria Ademeit, Jörn Christoffer Groos
Published in: Transport Research Arena 2018, 2018

Assessment of running gears regarding rolling contact fatigue of wheels and rails based on stochastic simulations

Author(s): K. Six, T. Mihalj, G. Trummer, C. Marte, V. V Krishna, S. Hossein-Nia, S. Stichel
Published in: 11th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, 2018

Influence of wheel profile condition on the dynamic behaviour of wheel-rail interface quantitites

Author(s): G. Müller, B. Luber, F. Sorribes Palmer, L. Pietsch, K. Six
Published in: 11th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, 2018

Influence of wheel profile condition on wheel-rail contact loading and vehicle dynamics – a stochastic approach

Author(s): B. Luber, G. Müller, F. Sorribes Palmer, L. Pietsch, K. Six
Published in: The Forth International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, 2018

Technologies Evaluation for Freight Train’s Wireless Backbone

Author(s): Francisco Parrilla, Marina Alonso, David Batista, Adrián Alberdi, Jon Goya, Gorka de Miguel, Jaizki Mendizabal
Published in: Communication Technologies for Vehicles, Issue 10796, 2018, Page(s) 79-91
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90371-2_9