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Measuring, monitoring and data handling for railway assets; bridges, tunnels, tracks and safety systems

Objective

Assets4Rail shares the Shift2Rail view of having an ageing European railway infrastructure that needs to cope with the expected increased traffics in the future. Likewise, reliable rolling stock will be required to crystallize the desired modal shift to rail. Both goals relay on a proactive and cost-effective maintenance and intervention system in the assets.
Assets4Rail aims to contribute to this modal shift by exploring, adapting and testing cutting-edge technologies for railway asset monitoring and maintenance. To achieve that, Assets4Rail follows a twofold approach, including infrastructure (tunnel, bridges, track geometry, and safety systems) and vehicles.
A dedicated information model (BIM) will be the keystone of the infrastructure part of the project. This model with integrated algorithms will gather and analyze the information collected by specific sensors which will monitor subsurface tunnel defects, fatigue consumption, noise and vibrations of bridges as well as track geometry. On the other hand, train monitoring will include the installation of track-side and underframe imaging automated system to collect data for detecting specific types of defects that have non-negligible impacts on infrastructure. The additional use of the RFID technology will enable the smooth identification of trains and single elements, associated with the identified rolling stock failures.
The combination of mentioned real-time collected data with existing data along the implementation of deep learning techniques for assessing large data volumes will pave the way towards a cost-effective and proactive maintenance process of infrastructure and rolling stock. In addition, two innovative intervention methods, noise rail dampers and the cleaning of long tunnel drainage pipes, will be validated on field.
Assets4Rail will benefit from a strong multidisciplinary consortium committed to concrete exploitation activities aligned towards the achievement of the challenging project objectives.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2018
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 383 937,50

Participants (18)

ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 511 625
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
EURNEX e. V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 263 500
Address
Hardenbergstrasse 12
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 312,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 625
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 477 995
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
AITEC ASESORES INTERNACIONALES SRL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 53 375
Address
Cl Charles Robert Darwin 162
46898 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEXEL CONSULTING DOO BEOGRAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 285 355
Address
Visnjiceva 8
10000 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 342 443,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FCC AUSTRIA ABFALL SERVICE AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 299 629,75
Address
Hans Hruschka Gasse 9
2325 Himberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 318 937,50
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Getxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHREY & VEIT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 387,50
Address
Nostadtstrasse 77
55411 Bingen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 379 125
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OLTIS GROUP AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 58 800
Address
Dr Milady Horakove 1200/27A
77900 Olomouc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 97 187,50
Address
Sauletekio Al 11
10223 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WITT INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 743,75
Address
Weststrasse 1
13405 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERROVIE DELLO STATO ITALIANE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 253 750
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AB LIETUVOS GELEZINKELIAI
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 78 312,50
Address
Mindaugo 12-14
03603 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROADSCANNERS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 160 125
Address
Varastotie 2
96100 Rovaniemi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)