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Special Session Proposal: Train-Track Interaction


With increasing high-speed railway lines  worldwide, the  train-track interaction is becoming a focus of great interest. The rail vehicle  manufacturers and suppliers as well as academicians have made considerable efforts to make the railway vehicles safer, eco-friendly and more comfortable. For this purpose, thelatest theoretical and technological achievements in railway train-track interactionsand new numerical tools and methods have been developed to reach the speed and cost constraints.Various  track patterns and combinations of wheel profile wear usually result in undesirable and potentially damaging dynamic behavior in the train-track  system.Decision making associated with the wheel and track condition monitoring benefit from improved operational safety, system resiliency and condition-based maintenancewhile identified knowledge of the  wheel-rail interaction may provide remedial action for safe operations over a track or a combination of track conditions.

The aim of this special session is to provide an opportunity among  researchers, engineers, and practitioners to discuss  numerical and experimental methods  related to the train-track coupled systems and extensively consider the dynamic interaction that will provide predictive analysis for the integrated vehicle dynamics.  It is also expected to exchange ideas and inform  potential applications of new tools and methods  dedicatedto development, validation, integration and monitoring of the diagnosis in mechanical components, sensors and actuators.Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle-track interaction
  • Track identification and modelling
  • Wheel profile wear and prediction of rapid deterioration in track or rail
  • Rail condition, measurement and impact monitoring
  • Track safety and security
  • Modeling, simulation and analysis to improve efficiency


Important dates

Paper submission deadline: 1 July 2017

How to submit: http://erusis.org/bys/openconf.php

More information: http://erusis.org/

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