Noise & Vibrations supplement 2016

Posted: 23 November 2016 | | 1 comment

In this Noise & Vibrations supplement Marcin Wójcik discusses why rail noise needs to be addressed, Maria Price and Markus Vaerst assess retrofitting rail freight wagons, and Adrian Egger and Markus Heim cover quality control measurements after 30 years of operation…

Noise & Vibrations supplement 6 2016
  • Marcin Wójcik, Policy Officer, European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, discusses why rail noise needs to be addressed.
  • The NDTAC scheme: assessing the ROI and incentive for retrofitting rail freight wagons as a result of noise abatement strategies is covered by Maria Price, Head of European Policies and Public Affairs, International Union of Wagon Keepers (UIP), and Markus Vaerst, Acting Secretary General, European Rail Freight Association (ERFA).
  • and Adrian Egger, Company Executive, Trombik Ingenieure AG, and Markus Heim, Member – R&D Department, Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH, address quality control
    measurement of a MSS after 30 years of operation.

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One response to “Noise & Vibrations supplement 2016”

  1. PCAT’s high macro synthetic fibre reinforced concrete modulus track slab structure includes a high edge beam upstand that is higher than the rail profile.
    This unique design has potential to reduce rail /wheel noise by in excess of 50%.

    The actual benfits are to be evaluated in 2017 with funds from RSSB Innovate UK subject to approval to proceed with the AOBR demonstrator project.

    John Hammond

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