A selection of recent research & development projects

Below is a selection of recent research projects. Click on any project to learn more.
Please contact us for a full reference list of research projects.

RIFLEX

Rail inspection by flexible electromagnetic acoustic transducer

http://www.riflexproject.eu/

QUIET-TRACK

Railway infrastructure optimisation and monitoring for further noise reduction.

http://www.quiet-track.eu/

OPTIMUS

Demonstration of methods and tools for the optimisation of operational reliability of large-scale industrial wind turbine.

http://optimusfp7.eu/

MAXBE

Interoperable monitoring, diagnosis and maintenance strategies for axle bearings.

http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~maxbe

Acoutrain

Virtual certification of acoustic performance for freight and passenger trains.

http://www.acoutrain.eu/

RIVAS

Reduction of railway induced vibrations by addressing the vibration generation at the vehicle level, the track level and in the transmission path.

http://www.rivas-project.eu/

I-RAIL

Development and implementation of an advanced high-speed rail condition monitoring system based on the use of non-contact EMAT sensors, enabling the fast and reliable inspection of rail tracks at high speeds.

CITYHUSH

Step change solutions to reduce noise in the city environment – Development of suitable problem identification and evaluation tools for the design and development of solutions for hot spots, which show high correlation with annoyance and complaints

PM’n’IDEA

Development of new component designs and maintenance processes aimed at improving the integrity of urban rail transport infrastructure through the deployment of intelligent design and sensor technologies integrated in cost effective products and targeted non-intrusive monitoring processes.

URBAN TRACK

Development of an integrated series of modular track infrastructure solutions at low cost, with no or little maintenance, high availability, constant comfort and ensuring great punctuality.

SILENCE

Development of an integrated system of methodologies and technologies for the efficient control of urban traffic noise.

TURNOUTS

Optimisation of special trackwork, especially in urban transports.

CORRUGATION

Acquisition of a deep understanding of rail corrugation phenomena, especially in urban transports.

SQUEAL

Prediction and solution of squeal noise generated by tram and metro in tight curves.