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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Can mainline and rail freight operations take advantage of the opportunities offered by Automatic Train Operation (ATO)? Rob Goverde, Professor of Railway Traffic Management & Operations and Director of the Digital Rail Traffic Lab at Delft University of Technology, explores.
Rolf Dollevoet, Alfredo Núñez and Zili Li – Colleagues from the Section of Railway Engineering at Delft University of Technology – explore current developments in utilising passenger locomotives that use sensors to capture huge amounts of data to achieve monitoring and maintenance ‘during revenue operations’.
In this in-depth focus: Condition Based Maintenance during revenue operations; Smart Investments; Digital & geoinformation technology; use of high-strength steel; and a roundtable with industry experts...
28 January 2010 | By Michaël Steenbergen, Academic Researcher in the field of Railway Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Current design philosophies of railway tracks are based on the conception of a railway system as a statically loaded system. This is directly translated into two classical principles: load spreading and stiffness reduction in downward direction. A ‘layered’ track design results in order to transfer the enormous wheel-rail contact stresses…
23 August 2005 | By Gerlof den Buurman, Advisor Management, ProRail Inframanagement, and Arjen Zoeteman, Researcher, ProRail Inframanagement and Delft University of Technology
In the last two years the roll-out of the innovative weigh-in-motion (WIM) system Quo Vadis has taken place on the Dutch rail network. This system, developed by ProRail, Baas R&D and NedTrain Consulting, has been installed in 38 locations, allowing the measurement of 80% of traffic movements and 96% of…