Railway Engineering-2015, Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh, UK,  Programme v2.1

(updated 24th May 2015)

Conference "Icebreaker":

(Malt Whisky Tasting + Beer & BBQ food & soft drinks)

Authors, All Delegates & Exhibitors invited

7.00 pm, Monday 29th June 2015

Day 1: Tuesday 30th June 2015

08.30: Registration - Exhibition Hall

 

09.00: Conference Opening by Chair: Professor Mike Forde, PhD, FREng, FRSE, FACI, CEng, FICE, FIET, University of Edinburgh + Keynote Papers

Keynote Papers: Lecture Room 'A':

WORLD RAILWAYS IN AN ERA OF CHANGE, Chris Jackson, Editor: Railway Gazette International, Sutton, UK

FUTURE RAILWAYS, Prof Roderick A Smith, Past President IMechE & Royal Academy of Engineering/Network Rail Research Professor, Imperial College London, UK

PUTTING IN SERVICE FOUR HSL IN LESS THEN 3 YEARS & UNDER COMPLETE NETWORK OPERATION: A BIG CHALLENGE, C Schang, SNCF, La Plaine Saint Denis, France

CHALLENGES OF HIGH SPEED RAIL TRACK, Niall Fagan, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, London, UK

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee – Exhibition Hall

11.45 - 13.00: Parallel Sessions

 

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

Chairs:

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High Speed Rail - Ballasted Track

          RESEARCH ON VERTICAL NATURAL VIBRATION MODES OF BALLAST AGGREGATE IN BALLASTED TRACK, Dr A Aikawa, RTRI, Tokyo, Japan

          BALLAST TRANSPORT IN EVENT OF OVERFLOWING OF DRAINAGE SYSTEM ON HIGH SPEED LINES, J Amblard, C Pams Capoccioni, D Nivon, L Mellal, SNCF, France, G De Cesare, T Ghilardi, M Jafarnejad, EPFL, Laussane, Switzerland

High Speed Rail – Slab Track

·          USE OF MULTI-BODY SIMULATION TO OPTIMISE ALIGNMENT DESIGN LIMITS OF SLAB TRACK HIGH-SPEED LINES, S Kraft, SB Hadid, P Dupont, SNCF, La Plaine St Denis, France

·          PRECAST SLAB TRACK SYSTEMS FOR HIGH SPEED RAILWAYS: A PARAMETRIC STUDY ON DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR, C Vale & R Calçada, Univ of Porto, Portugal

High Speed & Classic Rail Rolling Stock-1

 

·          ENVIRONMENTAL RAIL CHARGES IN EUROPE. EFFECTS ON OPERATION & PERFORMANCE & PROFITABILITY, A Pons-Rigat & L Ubalde, UPC, Barcelona, Spain

·          DEVELOPMENT OF DYNAMIC GAUGES FOR ROLLING STOCK, D Buckley, Balfour Beatty Rail, Matlock, P Gray, RSSB, London, UK

·          USING RELIABILITY BASED MAINTENANCE IN A RAILWAY APPLICATION, P Conradie, Prof CJF Fourie Stellenbosch Univ, Cape Town, South Africa

·          FREIGHT BOGIE STEERING PERFORMANCE & WHEEL SQUEAL NOISE: AN IN-SERVICE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM, S Gillespie, Jacobs, St Leonards, NSW, Australia

·          ON-BOARD CYBERSECURITY IN RAILWAYS: ISSUES, CONSTRAINTS & IMPLEMENTATION, S Lelong, Systra, Paris, France

·          PROBABILISTIC FATIGUE ASSESSMENT FOR HIGH-SPEED TRAIN BOGIES USING IN-SERVICE MONITORING DATA, Y-Q Ni X Wang, The Hong Kong Poly U, Kowloon, China

Signalling

·          MONITORING SYSTEM FOR RAILWAY SIGNAL EQUIPMENT USING RADIO COMMUNICATION - DEVELOPMENT FOR MOTOR POINT MACHINE & CROSSING CONTROL SYSTEM, M Suzuki, T Kato, East Japan Railway Co, Saitama, Japan

·          ANALYSIS OF ACCESSIBILITY TO DISABLED OR REDUCED MOBILITY PEOPLE IN TRAIN STATIONS INTEGRATED WITH OTHER MODES TRANSPORT, MT Francoso, SR Teodoro, State Univ of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil

·          AGILE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR ETCS ON-BOARD SOFTWARE IN OPENETCS, J Welte, E Schnieder, TU Braunschweig, Germany   

·          RELIABILITY AVAILABILITY MAINTAINABILITY SAFETY (RAMS) MANAGEMENT OF RAILWAY SIGNALLING SYSTEMS & FMEA-FTA ANALYSIS APPLICATION, I Yakin, MT Soylemez,  M S Durmus, Istanbul Ulasim, Turkey

·          DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT OF TRAIN ADVISORY SYSTEMS FOR THE FUTURE, L Martin & Prof A Romanovsky, Univ of Newcastle, UK

 

 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch – Exhibition Hall

 

14.00 - 16.00: Parallel Sessions

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

 

Chairs:

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High Speed Rail – Noise & Vibration

·         DESIGN OF HS2 TUNNEL ENTRANCE HOODS TO PREVENT SONIC BOOMS, R Sturt, Arup, Solihull, A Vardy, Univ of Dundee, D Soper & C Baker, Univ of Birmingham, M Howard & C Rawlings, CH2M Hill/HS2 Ltd, UK

·         USE OF 3D FEM TO SIMULATE GROUND BORNE VIBRATION IN RAILWAY APPLICATIONS, B Nelain,  N Vincent, Vibratec, Ecully, France

·         GENERALIZED SHOCK SPECTRUM OF STRUCTURES IN TUNNELS DUE TO AERODYNAMIC LOADING, Dr M Reiterer, Revotec zt gmbh, Vienna, Dr H Kari,  Austrian Federal Railways, Austria

·         OVERVIEW ON AERODYNAMIC STUDIES & TESTS PERFORMED FOR NEW HIGH SPEED LINE ERFURT - LEIPZIG/HALLE, P Deeg, M Eisenlauer, Deutsche Bahn, DB Systemtechnik, Bayern, Germany

·         EFFECT OF PARAMETRIC EXCITATION ON GROUND BORNE VIBRATION IN RAILWAY APPLICATIONS, B Nelain,  N Vincent, Vibratec, Ecully, France

·         FAST APPROXIMATION OF CRITICAL VELOCITIES ON HIGH SPEED RAIL LINES, D Connolly, P Alves Costa, S. Mezher, O Laghrouche, J Pombo, PK Woodward, Heriot Watt Univ, Edinburgh & MC Forde, Univ of Edinburgh, UK

·         GROUND VIBRATION REDUCTION BY MEANS OF STIFF WAVE BARRIERS: CASE STUDY, G Degrande, P Coulier, KU Leuven, Belgium, V Cuellar, CEDEX, Madrid, Spain

Earthworks

          DETERMINATION OF YOUNG'S MODULUS USING SEISMIC SURFACE WAVES, S Wilk, T D Stark, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, H Thompson, Federal Rail Administration, T Sussman, Univ of Hartford, USA

          GROUND MODELS FOR ASSESSING SEISMIC WAVE PROPAGATION IN SHALLOW SUBSURFACE, Dr D Gunn, B Dashwood, J White, BGS Keyworth, G Williams, BGS, Edinburgh, S Donohue & P Bergamo, Queen's Univ, Belfast, UK

          PREDICTION OF EARTHWORKS FAILURE USING TRACK RECORDING CAR DATA, P Sharpe, S Middleton, AECOM, Nottingham, UK

High Speed & Classic Rail Rolling Stock-2

·          OPTIMUM NOSE SHAPE OF HIGH-SPEED TRAIN USING VEHICLE MODELING FUNCTION FOR REDUCTION OF AERODYNAMIC DRAG, M Kwak, S Yun, C Park, KRRI, Uiwang, Republic of Korea

·          DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING OPTIMIZED DRIVING USING SIMULATORS TO DECREASE FUEL CONSUMPTION OF RAIL FREIGHT OPERATIONS, T  Martins, E  Andrade,  R Vieira ,Vale S/A, Vitória, Brazil, 

·          PREDICTION OF NOISE & VIBRATION IMPACTS DUE TO OPERATION OF TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION RAILWAYS DURING TUNNELLING WORKS, D Clarke, SRL Technical Services Limited, Sudbury, UK

·          VIBRATION ANALYSIS FROM WAYSIDE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR WEIGHING IN MOTION & DETECTING WHEEL DEFECTS, C Vale, R Calçada & C Bonifácio, Univ of Porto, Portugal

 

Heavy Haul

          ASPECTS REGARDING INCREASED AXLE LOADS ON HEAVY HAUL LINES IN NORWAY, H Gasemyr, Jernbaneverket, Oslo, Norway

          TRACK GEOMETRY DEGRADATION & OPTIMISATION OF SLEEPER SUPPORT CONDITIONS ON A SWEDISH IRON ORE LINE, J  Nielsen, CHARMEC , Gothenburg , E  Berggren, EBER Dynamics AB, Falun, R  Bolmsvik, Abetong AB, Växjö,  A Hammar, Trafikverket, Borlänge, T Axelsson, ÅF Infrastructure AB, Helsingborg, Sweden

          FLÅM LINE, CONSEQUENCES OF INCREASING AXLE LOAD OF LOCOMOTIVES CONCERNING STRESSES ON PERMANENT WAY, H Gasemyr, Jernbaneverket, Oslo, Norway

          TRACK RECONDITIONING & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT IN TUNNEL ON HEAVEY HAUL LINE, R Zhang,  A Karsten, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Broadmeadow, NSW, Australia

Railway Bridges & Platforms

·         ACHIEVING ENGINEERED INCREASES IN SERVICEABILITY & ULTIMATE CAPACITY OF MASONRY ARCH RAILWAY UNDERBRIDGES WITH NO DISRUPTION TO TRAFFFIC, M Hunt, D Kelly, Balfour Beatty Rail, Matlock, UK

·         LIGHT BRIDGE FOR LIGHT RAIL, G v.d Werf, Arcadis, Utrecht, Netherlands

·         DYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN OPEN STEEL GIRDER BRIDGE & VEHICLE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT TRACK IRREGULARITY IN HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY, T Otake, Y Ito, Y,Kawasaki, Central Japan Railway Co, Aichi, Japan

·         EFFECT OF WATER CONTENT ON LONG-TERM CYCLIC BEHAVIOUR OF RAILWAY PLATFORM MATERIALS, F  Lamas-Lopez, N Calon, S Costa D'Aguiar, SNCF, YJ Cui,  JC Dupla, J Canou, AM Tang,  CERMES, La Plaine Saint Denis, France

·         DETERMINATION OF VERTICAL DISPLACEMENT OF METAL BRIDGES BY REQUEST OF A COMPOSITION (TRAIN-TYPE) WITH SURVEYING EQUIPMENT, MT Francoso, JLA Trabanco, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil

·         RUNNING SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF TRAINS MOVING OVER BRIDGES SUBJECTED TO EARTHQUAKES, PA Montenegro, R Calçada, NV Pouca, Univ of Porto, Portugal

·         RESILIENCE-BASED DESIGN OF PRECAST STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITES FOR RAILWAY TRACK SUPPORT STRUCTURE, S Kaewunruen, DWP Griffin, O Mirza, K Kwok, Univ of Birmingham, UK

 

Rail Maintenance

 

          IMPROVEMENT OF RE-ALIGNMENT PERFORMANCE FOR SHORT WAVELENGTH TRACK IRREGULARITY ON TAMPING MACHINE, T Aoki, Y Naganuma, Central Japan Railway Co, Aichi, Japan

          BAYESIAN APPROACH FOR RAIL CONDITION ASSESSMENT AND CRACK DETECTION, J Wang, XZ Liu, YQ Ni, The Hong Kong Poly U, Kowloon, China

          EFFECT OF MEASURES BY TRACK AGAINST VIBRATION ABOVE TUNNEL, T Nanmoku, East Japan Railway Co, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

16.00 – 16.30 Tea – Exhibition Hall

16.30 – 18.00: Open Discussion Forum

 

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

Chairs: Chris Jackson & Prof Mike Forde

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Open Discussion Forum

all Delegates + Exhibitors invited:

High Speed Rail Issues

Permanent Way & Transitions

·          NEW LOW MAINTENANCE HIGH FIXITY TRACK FORM FOR RAILWAY TUNNELS, D Kelly, M Hunt, Balfour Beatty Rail, Matlock, UK

·          FLOATING SLAB TRACK SYSTEM ON SPRINGS APPLIED TO HIGHLY SENSITIVE AREAS, T Jaquet, GERB, Essen, Germany

·          RISK MANAGEMENT AT RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS: A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM, C Pyrgidis, C Anastasiadou, P Papaioannou, Aristotle Univ of Thessaloniki, Greece

·          UNDER SLEEPER PADS: FIELD INVESTIGATION OF THEIR ROLE IN IMPACT MITIGATION, S Kaewunruen, AM Remennikov, Univ of Birmingham, UK

          FIELD MEASUREMENTS & NUMERICAL MODELLING OF TRANSITION ZONES - RECENT PORTUGUESE RAILWAY LINE, A Paixao, Prof E Fortunato & Prof R Calçada, Univ of Porto, Portugal

·          APPLICATIONS OF POWER RAIL TRACK SOFTWARE IN TRACING BRAZILIAN ALIGNMENTS, DC Costa, CEL De Paiva, MT Arenas, CE Lima de Paiva, R S J Munoz,  Unicamp, Brazil

Metros & Tramways

       TRAM-TRAINS UPSIDE DOWN - APPLYING THE DUAL-MODE CONCEPT TO RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE, R Schroeter, Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG, Germany

       DESIGN & OPERATION OF TRAMWAY & METRO DEPOTS - SIMILARITIES & DIFFERENCES, C Pyrgidis, M Chatziparaskeva, Aristotle Univ of Thessaloniki, Greece

·       USE OF ACOUSTIC SIGNAL IN TRAMWAY MONITORING SYSTEM - POSSIBILITIES & LIMITATION, B Czechyra, Poznan Univ of Technology, Poland

·       SATELLITE INVENTORY OF TRAMWAY TRACK GEOMETRICAL LAYOUT, L Koc, P Chrostowski, J  Szmaglinski, Gdansk Univ of Tech, C Specht, Gdynia Maritime Univ, Poland

·       MEASURING & MODELLING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN METRO TRAINS BY MEANS OF NEURAL NETWORKS, PM Fernández, IV  Sanchís, RS Alandí, CG Román, RI Franco,  Univ Polide Valencia, Spain 

 

Social Event - Conference Dinner (OPTIONAL by TICKET £79 + VAT)

19.30 for 20.00 Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, UK

 (please note Royal Club's Dress Code: men – business casual; ladies - dress/skirt or tailored trousers; no trainers or blue jeans)

Tickets available on-line: www.railwayengineering.com

 


 

 

 

Day 2: Wednesday 1st July 2015

08.45: Registration - Exhibition Hall

 

08.45 - 09.30 Coffee – Exhibition Hall

 

09.00 - 10.30: Parallel Sessions

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

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High Speed Rail

·         INFLUENCE OF DISTANCE BETWEEN BRIDGE & EXPANSION JOINT ON TRACK GEOMETRY MEASUREMENT FOR HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY LINES, J Causse, F Pison, F Coudert, P Pouligny, SNCF, France

·         ASPECTS REGARDING TRACK DYNAMICS ON LINES FOR HIGHER SPEEDS ON RAILWAY NETWORK IN NORWAY, H Gasemyr, Jernbaneverket, Oslo, Norway

·         DESIGN FOR CONTINUOUS RAILS ACROSS STRUCTURAL DISCONTINUITIES: DEVELOPING BETTER CODES FOR TRACK-BRIDGE INTERACTION, Dr D Rhodes, D R Squared Ltd, Taunton, UK

·         RECONSTRUCTION OF TRACK GEOMETRY FROM 3-POINT MEASUREMENT DATA USING KALMAN FILTER, Y Naganuma, Central Japan Railway Co, Aichi, A Yoshimura,  Tokyo Univ of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

·         NUMERICAL TOOL TO ASSESS DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF DIFFERENT TRACK DESIGN, E Arlaud, S. Costa D'Aguiar, SNCF, E Balmes, Arts et Metiers ParisTech, Paris, France

Rails

 

·          CONTINUOUSLY WELDED RAILS IN CURVES WITH SMALL RADIUS - DEVELOPMENT OF REGULATIONS & LEGISLATIONS IN SWITZERLAND, M Kohler, Federal Office of Transport, Bern, Switzerland

·          STUDY ON IMPACT NOISE DUE TO RAIL JOINTS, T Sueki, T Kawaguchi, T Kitagawa, RTRI, Tokyo,  Y Okumura, Y Hori, East Japan Railway Co, Japan

·          RESEARCH ON IMPROVED MANAGEMENT OF INSULATED RAIL JOINTS, M Dhanasekar, Queensland Univ of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

·          GROWTH OF RAIL SURFACE IRREGULARITY & ESTIMATION MODEL FOR RAIL CORRUGATION, H Tanaka, K Sano,  M Miwa,  RTRI, Tokyo, Japan

·          CONTINUOUSLY WELDED RAILS IN CURVES WITH SMALL RADIUS, P Braess, B Bopp, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

·          MINIMISING FAILURE OF RAIL JOINTS THROUGH MANAGING LOCALISED VEHICLE-TRACK INTERACTION, H Askarinejad, M Dhanasekar, Queensland Univ of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

 

High Speed Rail Electrification

·         EFFECT OF CONTACT-WIRE WEAR & TEMPERATURE CHANGE ON CURRENT CORRECTION PERFORMANCE OF SHINKANSEN, M Tsunemoto, Railway Technical Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan

·         UK & WORLDWIDE SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH SPEED RAILWAY OVERHEAD CONTACT SYSTEMS, A Halangau (Andreica), G Baird, Arup, York, UK

Classic Rail Electrification

          RESILIENT PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORKING FOR ELECTRIFICATION SCADA ON RAILWAYS, R Gardner, G Kilgour, M Donnelly, G Smith, Network Rail, Glasgow, UK

          COMPARISON OF DESIGN OF LATERALLY LOADED PILES FOR OLE STRUCTURE, J Meltzer, IM Alobaidi​​​​, Atkins Ground Engineering, Birmingham, UK

          UNDULATE TEMPERATURE PHENOMENA IN HIGH CURRENT DENSITY CONDUCTORS, C Langridge, Riker Ltd, Melksham, J Lasenby, Univ of Cambridge, UK

          TENSION FLUCTUATION CHARACTERISTICS OF OVERHEAD CONTACT LINE, K Jimbo, M Tsunemoto, M Shimizu, S Saito, RTRI, Tokyo, Japan

·           ECONOMICAL ELECTRIFICATION FOR SECONDARY LINES, LJS Lesley, TramPower, Liverpool, UK

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee – Exhibition Hall

11.00 - 13.00: Parallel Sessions

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

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Ballasted Track

 

·          TAMP (TRACKBED ANALYSIS & MODELLING PLATFORM) - A TRACK DETERIORATION MODEL, P Sharpe, S Middleton, D Kite, A Nelson, AECOM, Nottingham, UK

·          FULL SCALE CYCLIC TESTING OF AN UNDER SLEEPER APPLICATION OF RESILIENTLY BOUND BALLAST, Dr C Ho, H Faghihi-Kashani , Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA USA, JP Hyslip, W Moorhead, TRAMMCO, LLC, USA

·          OBSERVATION OF BALLAST PARTICLES' BEHAVIOR AROUND RESILIENT SLEEPERS USING 3D-DEM, A Kono, RTRI, Tokyo, T Matsushima, Univ of Tsukuba, Japan

·          MAINTENANCE OF BALLASTED TRACK SYSTEMS IN UK, B Counter, Univ of Derby, UK

·          USE OF CRUMB RUBBER AS ELASTIC AGGREGATES IN BALLASTED TRACKS: LABAPPROACH, M C Rubio-Gámez, M Sol-Sánchez, F Moreno-Navarro, Univ of Granada, Spain, NH Thom, GD Airey, Univ of Nottingham, UK

·          DEM SIMULATION OF RAILWAY BALLAST EXPERIMENTS, R Dubina, J Eliáš, M Hruzíková, Brno Univ of Tech, Czech Republic

·          LABORATORY SIMULATION OF FIELD LOADING CONDITIONS AND MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS, G D'Angelo, N Thom & & D Lo Presti, Univ of Nottingham, UK

·          STUDY OF BALLASTED TRACK ON PORTLAND CONCRETE SLAB, CEL De Paiva, DC Costa, SJ Watanabe, AMA Toledo, RSJ Munoz, Unicamp, Brazil

Track & Rail Inspection

·            NON-INVASIVE MONITORING OF TRACK SYSTEM GAPS, S Wilk, TD Stark, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, H Thompson, Federal Rail Administration, T Sussman, Univ of Hartford, CT, USA

·            REMOTE SURVEY IN RAIL INDUSTRY, T Burton, Fugro RailData BV, Uppingham, UK

·            BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF STABILITY OF TURNOUTS IN CWR TRACK BY IN-FIELD MEASUREMENT & NUMERICAL STUDY, R Zhang,  H Wu, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Broadmeadow, NSW, Australia

·            SURVEYING RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE & TRACK GEOMETRY USING COMBINED AERIAL & TRAIN MOUNTED LIDAR SYSTEMS, R Wienia, Fugro Geoservices BV, Leidschendam, The Netherlands

·            8080SX POD - ULTRASONIC RAIL FLAW DETECTION SYSTEM FOR 21ST CENTURY, D Arbuthnott & R Hallam,  Balfour Beatty Rail, Derby, UK

·            DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS FOR ANALYSIS OF TRACK GRADES AT AN OPERATING HUMP YARD: 4 YEAR STUDY, R Begley, Marshall Univ, Huntington, WV, USA

·            DEVELOPMENTS IN NON-INVASIVE BALLAST MONITORING,  M Lim, S Ivanov, R De Bold, A Giannopoulos &  MC Forde, Univ of Edinburgh; DP Connolly, Heriot Watt Univ, Riccarton, UK

        IDENTIFICATION OF TRACK'S GEOMETRICAL LAYOUT & ALIGNMENT USING SATELLITE MEASUREMENTS, L Koc, P Chrostowski, K Palikowska, Gdansk Univ of Tech, Poland

Sleepers & Ties-1

 

·          AUTOMATED SLEEPER INSPECTION USING INTERNAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES, J Belcher, GT Grissom, Georgetown Rail Equipment, TX, JE Baciak, Univ of Florida, USA

·          STUDY ON DETERIORATING STATE OF AGING PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SLEEPERS, S Shibuya, M  Sue, Y Hori, T  Onodera, East Japan Railway Co, Saitama, Japan

·          DESIGN OF HOLES & WEB OPENINGS IN RAILWAY PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SLEEPERS, S Kaewunruen, AM Remennikov, EK Gamage, Univ of Birmingham, UK

·          RECYCLED PLASTIC RAILWAY SLEEPERS, A van Belkom, Lankhorst, Friesland, Netherlands

·          EFFECT OF UNSUPPORTED TIES AT TRANSITION ZONES, S Wilk, TD Stark, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, H Thompson, Federal Rail Administration, T Sussman, Univ of Hartford, USA

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch – Exhibition Hall

14.00 - 17.00: Parallel Sessions

 

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

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Track Sub-Structure

·          RAILWAY TRACKFORM STIFFNESS TESTER - IMPROVED STIFFNESS TESTING METHODOLOGY, C Govan, P Sharpe, AECOM, Nottingham, UK

·          FULL-SCALE CYCLIC LOADING TRIALS ON TRACK BED WITH & WITHOUT GEOGRID STABILISATION, M Horton, J Cook, Tensar International Ltd, Blackburn, VS Belyaev, PNF Stroy Dinamika,  Prof ES Ashpiz, Moscow State Univ of Rail Eng (MIIT), Russia 

·          ANALYSIS OF TRACK PERFORMANCE OVER INNOVATIVE TRACKBED TREATMENTS IN TRANSITION ZONES, R Bianchi, Univ of Pisa, Italy, P Sharpe, AECOM, Nottingham, UK

·          IMPROVING STIFFNESS OF RAILWAY TRACK USING MICRO-PILES, M  Burrow, G Ghataora, M  Wehbi,  Univ of Birmingham, P Musgrave, Network Rail, Milton Keynes, UK 

·          RESISTANCE TO PERMANENT DEFORMATION OF DRY ASPHALT RUBBER CONCRETE FOR SUB-BALLAST LAYER. N  C  Armijo, M Di Paola, G Di Mino, C  M  Di Liberto Univ of Palermo,  Italy     

·          DEVELOPMENT OF UNDER-BALLAST DRAINAGE SYSTEM FOR RAILWAY TRACK, G Ghataora,  M Burrow, M  Wehbi, Univ of Birmingham, P Musgrave, Network Rail, Milton Keynes, UK 

·          MERGING APPROACH TO EVALUATE SUSTAINABILITY OF RAIL TRACK SUPERSTRUCTURE. NC  Armijo, G  Di Mino, S Noto, CM  Di Liberto, FM  Soto, Univ of Palermo,  D  Lo Presti,  Univ of Nottingham.  UK

·          LIFE CYCLE ASESSMENT OF RAIL TRACK SUPERSTRUCTURE, FM Soto, G  Di Mino, CM  Di Liberto,  S Noto, NC  Armijo Univ of Palermo, Italy

·          SUBBALLAST PERFORMANCE IN BRAZILIAN RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURES, CE Lima de Paiva, UNICAMP, Brazil Adelino Ferreira, Univ of Coimbra, Portugal

·          INFLUENCE OF MOISTURE ON THERMOMECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF BITUMINOUS MIXTURES USED FOR RAILWAY TRACKBEDS, D Ramirez, N Calon , A Robinet, SNCF, La Plaine Saint-Denis, FH Di Benedetto, C Sauzeat, Entpe, France. 

Railway Maintenance & Management

     TRACK SUBSTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT ON USA RAILWAYS, J Hyslip, HyGround Engineering, Williamsburg, MA, & S Chrismer, AMTRAK, USA

     DECISION MAKING UTILIZING A LARGE DATA SET MEASURED BY TRACK CONDITION MONITORING DEVICE ON A COMMERCIAL SERVICE CAR, T Onodera, East Japan Railway Co, Saitama-City, Japan

     TRACK MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS, G Krug, Drs KRUG Consulting Service, Tel Aviv, Israel, J  Madejski, Silesian Univ of Technology in Gliwice, Poland

     DEVELOPING TRACK MAINTENANCE PLANNING SYSTEM FOR REPLACING TIES & RAILS, Y Katayama, RTRI, Tokyo, Japan

     MEASURES FOR ASSESSMENT OF RAILWAY NETWORK CONDITION - POLISH EXAMPLE, A Massel, Instytut Kolejnictwa, Warsaw, Poland

     AUTONOM: INTEGRATED CONDITION-BASED, PLANNING & COST WEIGHTED RAIL INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE, I Durazo-Cardenas, A Starr, C Turner, L Kirkwood, M Bevilacqua, P Baguley, Cranfield Univ, UK 

     DATA FUSION STRATEGY FOR PRECISE VEHICLE LOCATION FOR INTELLIGENT SELF-AWARE MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS, M Bevilacqua, A. Tsourdos, A. Starr, I. Durazo-Cardenas, Cranfield Univ,  UK

 

Slab Track

·     DESIGN & MONITORING OF NEW BALLASTLESS TRACKFORM, A Brisson, S Kolodziejski, JM Vanzemberg Centre d'essais ferroviaires, Petit-Foret, C Masson, L Pesqueux, Alstom Transport, T Sedran, LM Cottineau, IFFSTAR,  F Barresi, Vossloh, J Cailliau, D Desmyter, Railtech, C Keseljevic , RFF, France

·     SLAB TRACK PERFORMANCE UNDER HEAVY HAUL REVENUE CONDITION & ITS REMEDIATION METHOD, R Zhang,  A Karsten, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Broadmeadow, NSW, Australia

·     PROTOTYPE FATIGUE TEST OF SLAB TRACK UNDER COUPLING ACTION OF TRAIN LOAD, TEMPERATURE CHANGE & WATER EROSION, P Zhao, L Guo, X Liu, R Yang, Southwest Jiaotong Univ, Chengdu, China

·     DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF RHEDA RX TRACKFORMS, KB Gatzwiller, RockDelta (ROCKWOOL B.V.), Hedehusene, Denmark

 

Sleepers & Ties-2

·          FFU SYNTHETIC SLEEPER SLIM TIE & LONGITUDINAL BAULKS, G Koller, Koocoo Technology & Amp Consulting GmbH, Vienna, Austria, & G Simpson, Network Rail, UK

·          LAB DEVICE TO TEST RAIL PAD & TIE PERFORMANCE UNDER A MOVING LOAD, H Huang, S Stigers, S Liu, Y Gao, Penn State Univ Altoona, PA, USA

·          BENEFITS OF UNDER SLEEPER PADS (USPS) FOR BALLASTED TRACKS, A du Grand Placitre, A Zuckerman, Fimor SAS, Le Mans, France

·          INVESTIGATION OF RAILWAY SLEEPER TYPES & GEOGRIDS USING A FULL SCALE RAILWAY TEST FACILITY. S Laryea, M Safari Baghsorkhi, G McDowell & N Thom, Univ of Nottingham, UK

·          LATERAL RESISTANCE OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SLEEPERS IN BALLASTED RAILWAY TRACKS, JA Zakeri, A Bakhtiari,  Iran Univ of Sci & Tech, Tehran, Iran

 

17.00 – 17.30 Tea – Exhibition Hall - 17.30 Conference Closes

 

17.30 Conference Closes