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

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.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Address

Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 383 937,50

Participants (18)

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ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 511 625

EURNEX e. V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 263 500

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 108 312,50

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 287 625

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 477 995

AITEC ASESORES INTERNACIONALES SRL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 53 375

BEXEL CONSULTING DOO BEOGRAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 285 355

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 342 443,75

FCC AUSTRIA ABFALL SERVICE AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 299 629,75

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 318 937,50

SCHREY & VEIT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 160 387,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 379 125

OLTIS GROUP AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 58 800

VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 97 187,50

WITT INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 743,75

FERROVIE DELLO STATO ITALIANE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 253 750

AB LIETUVOS GELEZINKELIAI

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 78 312,50

ROADSCANNERS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 160 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826250

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 506 631,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 710 167,25

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain