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.

Research and Development Projects - Quiet-Track
OPTIMUS

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

http://optimusfp7.eu/

Research and Development Projects - Optimus
MAXBE

Interoperable monitoring, diagnosis and maintenance strategies for axle bearings.

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

Research and Development Projects - MAXBE
Acoutrain

Virtual certification of acoustic performance for freight and passenger trains.

http://www.acoutrain.eu/

Research and Development Projects - Acoutrain
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/

Research and Development Projects - RIVAS
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.

Research and Development Projects - I-RAIL
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

Research and Development Projects - CityHush
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.

Research and Development Projects - PM'n'IDEA
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.

Research and Development Projects - UrbanTrack
SILENCE

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

Research and Development Projects - Silence
TURNOUTS

Optimisation of special trackwork, especially in urban transports.

Research and Development Projects - Turnouts
CORRUGATION

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

Research and Development Projects - Corrugation
SQUEAL

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

Research and Development Projects - Squeal