Railway Engineering-2015, Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh, UK,  Programme v7

(updated 21st June 2015)

Conference "Icebreaker":

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

All Delegates & Exhibitors invited – Exhibition Hall, St Giles Room, Radisson Blu Hotel

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: R Sturt & Dr D P Connolly

Chairs: H Gasemyr & S Gillespie

Chairs: C Langridge & M Tsunemoto

High Speed Rail - Ballasted Track

          ASSESSING BALLASTED TRACK FOR HS2, Paul-Etienne Gautier, Systra, Paris, France

          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, Lausanne, 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

High Speed Rail – Noise & Vibration-1

        DESIGN OF HS2 TUNNEL ENTRANCE HOODS TO PREVENT SONIC BOOMS, R Sturt, Arup, UK; C Baker & D Soper, BCRRE,  A Vardy, Dundee Tunnel Research, Abernyte; M Howard, C Rawlings, CH2M Hill / HS2 Ltd, London, UK

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

·          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, Hong Kong Poly U, Kowloon, Hong Kong & XW Ye, Zhejiang Univ, China

Signalling & Operation

·          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, & T Yoshikawa, Nihon Unisys Ltd, Tokyo,  Japan

·          RELIABILITY AVAILABILITY MAINTAINABILITY SAFETY (RAMS) MANAGEMENT OF RAILWAY SIGNALLING SYSTEMS & FMEA-FTA ANALYSIS APPLICATION, I Yakin, Istanbul Ulasim, MT Soylemez,  Istanbul Technical University, OK Kaymakci, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

·          DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT OF TRAIN ADVISORY SYSTEMS FOR THE FUTURE, LJW Martin, A Romanovsky & W Blewitt, Univ of Newcastle, UK

 

Railway Bridges

·         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

 

 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch – Exhibition Hall

 

14.00 - 16.00: Parallel Sessions

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

 

Chairs: N Fagan & H Thompson

Chairs: S Lelong & J Amblard

Chairs: Dr J Hyslip & Dr B Counter

 

High Speed Rail – Noise & Vibration-2

·            USE OF 3D FEM TO SIMULATE GROUND BORNE VIBRATION IN RAILWAY APPLICATIONS, Brice Nélain, 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, Vienna, Austria

·            OVERVIEW ON AERODYNAMIC STUDIES & TESTS PERFORMED FOR NEW HIGH SPEED LINE ERFURT - LEIPZIG/HALLE, P Deeg, M Eisenlauer, T Tielkes, Deutsche Bahn, Munich & L Steinert, DB, Leipzig, Germany

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

·            FAST APPROXIMATION OF CRITICAL VELOCITIES ON HIGH SPEED RAIL LINES, S Mezher, DP Connolly, O Laghrouche, M-D Mangriotis, J Pombo, PK Woodward, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, MC Forde, University of Edinburgh, UK,  P Alves Costa, University of Porto, Portugal

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

Earthworks-1

            USE OF SEISMIC SURFACE WAVE TESTING TO ASSESS TRACK SUBSTRUCTURE, TR Sussman, Univ of Hartford, H Thompson, Federal Rail Administration, TD Stark, ST Wilk, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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

High Speed & Classic Rail Rolling Stock-2

 

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

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

·       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 Bonifácio, C Vale A Meixado & R Calçada, Univ of Porto, Portugal

 

Heavy Haul

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

       ASPECTS REGARDING HEAVY HAUL LINES WHEN INCREASING THE AXLE LOADS IN NORWAY, H Gasemyr, IM Jernbaneverket, Oslo, Norway

       TRACK RECONDITIONING & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT IN TUNNEL ON HEAVEY HAUL LINE, R Zhang,  A Karsten, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Broadmeadow, NSW, & Dr H Wu, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Track Sub-Structure & Slab-Track-1

·       INFLUENCE OF MOISTURE CONTENT ON THE DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF AN INTERLAYER SOIL UNDER CYCLIC LOADING, F Lamas-Lopez, Y-J Cui,  Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, N Calon & S Costa D'Aguiar, SNCF, La Plaine Saint Denis, France

·       SUBBALLAST PERFORMANCE IN BRAZILIAN RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURES, CEL de Paiva A Buck, UNICAMP, Brazil, A Ferreira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

·       RESILIENCE-BASED DESIGN OF PRECAST STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITES FOR RAILWAY TRACK TRACK SLABS, S Kaewunruen, Univ of Birmingham, UK, DWP Griffin, Rondo Consulting Pty Ltd, Penrith, NSW,  O Mirza, K Kwok, University of Western Sydney, Australia

 

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, Hong Kong

          RECONSTRUCTION OF THE TRACK GEOMETRY FROM THREE-POINT MEASUREMENT DATA USING KALMAN FILTER, Y Naganuma, Central Japan Railway Company, A Yoshimura,  Tokyo University of Technology, Japan

          EFFECT OF MEASURES OF 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

Chairs: W Thiele & Dr D Gunn

Chairs: Prof LJS Lesley & R Schroeter

Earthworks-2

·          PREDICTION OF EARTHWORKS FAILURES USING TRACK RECORDING CAR DATA, P Sharpe, AECOM, Nottingham & D Hutchinson, Network Rail, York, UK

·          DETECTION OF ABANDONED MINESHAFTS BY TRANSMITTED SEISMIC WAVES USING BROADSIDE SHOT GATHERS, F.H. Drossaert, PGS, Weybridge, A Giannopoulos, MC Forde, Univ of Edinburgh, UK

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17.00-18.00

Open Discussion Forum

all Delegates + Exhibitors invited:

High Speed Rail Issues

Permanent Way & Transitions

·       DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN & TESTING OF A NEW LOW MAINTENANCE HIGH FIXITY TRACK FORM FOR RAILWAY TUNNELS, D Kelly, M Hunt, Balfour Beatty Rail, Matlock & M Percival, Heriot-Watt Univ, Riccarton, UK

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

·       RISK MANAGEMENT AT RAILROAD LEVEL CROSSINGS: A COMPARISON OF THE EU AND US APPROACH, P Papaioannou, C Pyrgidis, C Anastasiadou, 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, E Fortunato & A Paixao, LNEC, Lisboa & R Calçada, Univ of Porto, Portugal

·       APPLICATIONS OF THE POWER RAIL TRACK SOFTWARE TO TRACINGS OF BRAZILIAN RAILWAYS, DC Costa, CE Lima de Paiva, M Toledo Arenas, 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, P Siokis, Aristotle Univ of Thessaloniki, Greece

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

·       MEASURING & MODELLING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN METRO TRAINS BY MEANS OF NEURAL NETWORKS, P  Martinez Fernández, P Salvador Zuriaga,  I Villalba  Sanchís, R  Sánchez Alandí, C  García Román, R Insa  Franco,  Universidad Politécnica de 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 & Coffee - Exhibition Hall

 

09.00 - 10.30: Parallel Sessions

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

Chairs: Prof R Smith & Dr C Ho

Chairs: Prof CC Pyrgidis & Dr H H Huang

Chairs: P Deeg & M Suzuki

High Speed Rail

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

·          DYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN OPEN STEEL GIRDER BRIDGE & VEHICLE TAKING IACCOUNT OF TRACK IRREGULARITY IN HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY, T Otake, N Yamazaki, Y Ito, Y Kawasaki, Central Japan Railway Company, Komaki City, Aichi, Japan

·          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, Japan

·           NUMERICAL TOOL TO ASSESS DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF DIFFERENT TRACK DESIGN, E Arlaud, S. Costa D'Aguiar, SNCF, E Balmes, Arts et Metiers Paris Tech, 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 CORRUGATION AND ITS PREDICTION MODEL, H Tanaka, K Sano,  M Miwa,  RTRI, Tokyo, Japan

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

·          MINIMISING THE FAILURE OF RAIL JOINTS THROUGH MANAGING THE LOCALISED CONDITION OF TRACK, H Askarinejad, CQ Univ & M Dhanasekar, Queensland Univ of Tech (QUT), Gold Coast, Australia

 

High Speed Rail Electrification

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

Classic Rail Electrification

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

          COMPARISON OF DESIGN OF LATERALLY LOADED PILES FOR OLE STRUCTURE, J Meltzer, P Houlston, IM Alobaidi​​​​, Atkins Ground Engineering, C Krechowiecki-Shaw, Univ of  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, RTRI, Tokyo, Japan

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

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee – Exhibition Hall

11.00 - 13.00: Parallel Sessions

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

Chairs: Dr TR Sussman & Dr A Aikawa

Chairs: A Cudlipp & Dr I Robertson

Chairs: Dr D Rhodes & H Tanaka

Ballasted Track

 

·       TAMP (TRACKBED ANALYSIS & MODELLING PLATFORM) - A TRACK DETERIORATION MODE, S Middleton, P Sharpe, 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 ,University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA USA, Dr JP Hyslip, HyGround Engineering,  Williamsburg, MA, W Moorhead, TRAMMCO, LLC, Smithfield, VA, USA 

·       OBSERVATION OF BALLAST PARTICLES' BEHAVIOR AROUND RESILIENT SLEEPERS USING 3D-DEM, A Kono, RTRI, Tokyo, T Matsushima, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 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 Sol-Sánchez, F Moreno-Navarro, M C Rubio-Gámez, University of Granada, Spain, N H Thom, G D Airey, University of Nottingham, UK

·       IDENTIFICATION OF PARAMETERS FOR DEM MODEL OF RAILWAY BALLAST, 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, Unicamp, Brazil

Track & Rail Inspection

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

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

·         BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF STABILITY OF TURNOUTS IN CWR TRACK BY IN-FIELD MEASUREMENT & NUMERICAL STUDY, R Zhang,  Australian Rail Track Corporation, Broadmeadow, NSW, H Wu, University of Western Sydney, 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 D 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, W Koc, P Chrostowski, K Palikowska, Gdansk Univ of Tech, Poland

Sleepers & Ties

 

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

·          DESIGN OF HOLES & WEB OPENINGS IN RAILWAY PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SLEEPERS, E K Gamage, S Kaewunruen, Univ of Birmingham, UK & AM Remennikov, Univ of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

·          RECYCLED PLASTIC RAILWAY SLEEPERS, A van Belkom, Engineered Products, Sneek, The Netherlands

·          FFU SYNTHETIC SLEEPER - SLIM TIE & LONGITUDINAL BAULKS, D Iliev, TU Munich, Germany, G Simpson, Network Rail, Milton Keynes, UK, G Koller, Koocoo Technology Consulting GmbH, Vienna, Austria

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

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

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

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

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

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch – Exhibition Hall

14.00 - 17.00: Parallel Sessions

 

Lecture Room 'A':

Lecture Room 'B':

Lecture Room 'C':

Chairs: Dr P Sharpe & Dr N Thom

Chairs: Dr M Crapper & H Thompson

Chairs: S Kraft & L Pesqueux

Track Sub-Structure-2

·       RAILWAY TRACKFORM STIFFNESS TESTER - DEVELOPMENT & EARLY TRIALS TO ASSESS STIFFNESS CHARACTERISTICS OF NOVEL TRACKFORMS, C Govan, P Sharpe & M Brough, AECOM, Nottingham, UK

·       FULL-SCALE CYCLIC LOADING TRIALS ON TRACK BED WITH & WITHOUT GEOGRID STABILISATION, M Horton, J Cook,  Tensar International Ltd, Blackburn,  Prof VS Belyaev, PNF Stroy Dinamika, St Petersburg,  Prof. E.S. Ashpiz, Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) Moscow, Russia 

·       ANALYSIS OF TRACK PERFORMANCE OVER INNOVATIVE TRACKBED TREATMENTS IN TRANSITION ZONES, R Bianchi, AECOM, Nottingham, UK

·       EFFECT OF MICRO-PILES ON RAILWAY TRACK PERFORMANCE, M  Wehbi,  P Musgrave, L Nogy, Network Rail, Milton Keynes, G Ghataora, MPN  Burrow, University of Birmingham, UK 

·       RESISTANCE TO FATIGUE OF DRY ASPHALT RUBBER CONCRETE FOR SUB-BALLAST LAYER, G Di Mino, CM  Di Liberto, S Noto, F Martinez-Soto, University of Palermo, Italy    

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

Railway Maintenance & Management

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

     TRACK MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM, G Krug, Dr’s 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, M Miwa, RTRI, Tokyo, Japan

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

          INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE SYSTEM FOR THE RAIL: INTEGRATING CONDITION, PLANNING AND COST, I Durazo-Cardenas, A Starr, C Turner, L Kirkwood, M Bevilacqua, P Baguley, E Shehab, 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, H Wu, Univ of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW,  Australia

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

·     TUNNEL & UNDERGROUND ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF BEIJING JIAOTONG UNIV: DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RHEDA RX TRACKFORMS, KB Gatzwiller, RockDelta (ROCKWOOL B.V.), Hedehusene, Denmark

 

17.00 – 17.30 Tea – Exhibition Hall - 17.30 Conference Closes

 

17.30 Conference Closes