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Railway Induced Vibration Abatement Solutions

Objective

Ground vibration, effected by rail services, is an important environmental concern, affecting European citizens nearby any rail infrastructure. Surveys show that many Europeans are subjected to annoying levels of feelable vibration and vibration-induced noise. Although solutions are available for track in tunnels, tracks at grade are a much more extensive problem even for vibration-induced noise. However, solutions for tracks at grade are lacking: for some problems currently no feasible solutions at reasonable cost are available.
A group of railway operators, infrastructure managers, infrastructure and rolling stock manufacturers, and construction companies, end users of vibration mitigation technology, have gathered, to propose a major project for Railway Induced Vibration Abatement Solutions (RIVAS). They aim at providing tools and methods to reduce vibration below the threshold of annoynace and induced noise below background levels by 2013.
The group includes the expertise of research organisations and universities with specialist laboratory and theoretical modelling facilities. The issues are treated in a holistic way with the focus on reducing the annoyance to lineside residents. The project examines all vibration effects and aspects of the system: vehicle, track, propagation, freight and high-speed rail services.
WP1 establishes the test procedures to monitor and control the performance of vibration mitigation measures under realistic conditions
WP2 develops and evaluates mitigation measures based on reducing the excitation of vibration at the vehicle–track interface by improved maintenance
WP3 develops and evaluates mitigation measures for ballasted and slab tracks
WP4 will develop and evaluate mitigation measures based on sub-grade improvement and ground barriers within the railway infrastructure
WP5 addresses the impact of the vehicle
Each of the solutions is to be validated with field tests on the major European rail networks represented in RIVAS

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 281 000
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Ms.)

Participants (26)

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 116 200
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lea Paties (Ms.)
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 617
Address
Calle Hiedra Est Chamartin Edificio 23 Sn
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Rodríguez Plaza (Mr.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 179 900
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ann Ludén
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 091
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Schaer (Ms.)
REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
EU contribution
€ 32 094
Address
Quai De La Rapee 54 Lac B71
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Coquel (Mr.)
SCHWEIZERISCHE BUNDESBAHNEN SBB
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 395 250
Address
Hilfikerstrasse 1
3014 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Mueller (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 256 766
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estelle Bongini (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 818
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 224 976
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarina Ekman (Ms.)
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 800
Address
C/ Alfonso Xii 3-5
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fernando Pardo De Santayana (Mr.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 129 412
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michel Villot (Mr.)
DYNAMICS,STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 229 336
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Van Leuven (Mr.)
DE VOS PAUL HENRI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 147
Address
Verlengd Buitenveer 9
1381 NB Weesp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul De Vos (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 784
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 322 980
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Malevé (Ms.)
VIBRATEC
France
EU contribution
€ 386 909
Address
28 Chemin Du Petit Bois
69131 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Lelievre (Mr.)
RAIL.ONE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 170 231
Address
Ingolstadter Strasse 51
92318 Neumarkt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnold Pieringer (Mr.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 141 147
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel L. Cadet (Mr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 257 738
Address
Ostra Ringvagen 2
721 73 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Frid (Dr.)
Eiffage Rail GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 788
Address
Hernerstrasse 299
44809 Bochum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Flöttmann Hanfried (Mr.)
PANDROL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 381
Address
Station Road 63
KT15 2AR Addlestone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Herron (Mr.)
Keller Holding GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 025
Address
Kaiserleistrasse 44
63067 Offenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Leuer (Ms.)
LUCCHINI RS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 006
Address
Via Oberdan 6/A
25128 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Cervello (Mr.)
TUV RHEINLAND CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 149
Address
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Kuschel (Mr.)
SATEBA SYSTEME VAGNEUX SA
France
EU contribution
€ 44 450
Address
Place Ronde 31 Quartier Valmy
92800 Puteaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Petit (Mr.)
PROSE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Zuercherstrasse 41
8400 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jochen Helmlinger (Mr.)