WP1 Enhanced S&C system demonstrator

Demonstrator for the Turnout S&C design

Railway turnouts feature discontinuities in wheel-rail contact geometry and track stiffness. These discontinuities result in large dynamic contact forces causing degradation of the rail surfaces and track irregularities over time.The analysis of the previous research activities in this field has shown that main research institutions have put their focus mostly on one damage mechanism at […]

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WP1 team gathered in Göteborg

WP1 team has recently participated at the In2Track3 Consortium Meeting, which was held on 15-16th of June in Gothenburg, Sweden.During the Consortium Meeting WP1 team members presented their latest developments of the Shift2Rail system demonstrators, turnout design optimisation methods as well as the turnout monitoring techniques within the work package (WP1) activities. Core focus of […]

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On Switches and Crossings, and Virtual models

Meet Eva Koinig. She is the leader of Work package 1 in In2Track3, working for Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH in Graz, Austria.– This project is driven forward by a fantastic mindset. The people involved are passionate about their job and want to move forward, she says.

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Whole System Model for evaluation of S&C designs

Take a sneak peak of the Whole System Model of the S&C in In2Track3!

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Sensor sleepers being tried in Vienna

More work done within In2Track3 project, now from our partner Getzner in Austria on a new elastomer solution. Newly implemented elastomer solutions from Getzner lower the ballast degradation in the installed next-generation demonstrator turnouts near Vienna.

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Turnout that addresses several challenges

A turnout demonstrator in the In2Track3 project, that addresses more than one challenge;– Rolling Contact Fatigue– Ballast destruction– Wear– Load distributionand more, is installed in Liesing, Vienna. Several innovations are included in the turnouts, and measurements are being compared to reference turnouts.

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