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1Invited Plenary Papers  
1.1 Transformative Maintenance Technology for Railway Assets: Issues, Challenges and Future Direction
U. Kumar
1.2 Optimisation of Design and Maintenance of Rail Overhead Systems by Using Modelling and Simulation Tools
P. Dearman
2Accident Analysis and Safety Technologies  
2.1 Detection of high friction coefficient among sharp curves using monitoring bogie in service operation
A. Matsumoto, Y. Michitsuji, Y. Ichiyanagi, Y. Sato, H. Ohno, S. Ogata, M. Tanimoto, T. Fukushima, T. Matsuda and D. Shinagawa
2.2 On the Applicability of Light Rail Safety Policies for Very Light Rail Vehicle Development
J. Winnett and D.J. Hughes
2.3 Accident investigation of an automated guideway transit running in reverse at a terminal station
H. Ishida and K. Yamamoto
2.4 Assessing Immersive Analytics to Guide Decision-Making in the Railway Safety Sector
A. Rosli, S. Korkut, T. Inglese and J. Suter
2.5 Multidirectional breakaway connection for catenary poles
M. Hadjioannou and E.L. Sammarco
3Geotechnical Aspects in Rail-Track Performance/Trackbed Design and Maintenance  
3.1 Evaluation of urban train support systems
J.M. Mayoral, D. De La Rosa, J.M. Alcaraz, S. Tepalcapa and M. Perez
3.2 Ground reinforcement design to enhance critical speed through a simplified approach
A. Castanheira-Pinto, A. Colaco, J. Fernandez Ruiz, P. Alves Costa and L. Godinho
3.3 The behaviour of railway formation materials at increased axle loading from 20 to 26 tonnes per axle
G.D. Mpye and P.J. Gräbe
3.4 Numerical study on the appearance of mud spots due to clay-fouled ballast
F. Mitlmeier, F. Kotter, C. Moormann, N. Lillin and S. Freudenstein
3.5 Modelling the Critical Speed Amplification Effect on Railway Track-Ground Systems
A. Lamprea-Pineda, D. Connolly, M. Hussein, P. Alves Costa and P. Woodward
3.6 Effects of Parallel Gradation Scaling Technique on Permanent Deformation of a Ballast Material
B.G. Delgado, A. Viana da Fonseca, E. Fortunato, A. Paixão and F. Costa
3.7 Effect of cyclic loading on the response of an unsaturated railway embankment
B. Chowdepalli and K. Watanabe
3.8 Laboratory investigation of the effect of rubber coating on stone ballast life
M. Esmaeili and P. Namaei
4 Pantograph-Catenary Systems  
4.1 System identification of a railway pantograph using a stepped sine sweep for evaluating accelerometer position
P. Navik, S. Derosa and A. Ronnquist
4.2 A Pantograph-Catenary Dynamic Analysis Tool to Support Railway Electrification Projects
P. Antunes, J. Pombo, J. Ambrosio, J.M. Rebelo and J. Santos
4.3 Application of a Robust Photogrammetry Method for Uplift Measurements of Railway Catenary Systems in Noisy Backgrounds
T. Jiang, A. Ronnquist and G.T. Froseth
4.4 Development of hook and eye fittings for registrations arms on the UK rail network
G. Jones, S.M. Barrans, H. Kangley and M. Newton
4.5 Improvements of the pantograph-catenary interaction: numerical simulations and experimental tests on the Italian high-speed overhead contact line
D. Anastasio, S. Marchesiello, L. Garibaldi, C. Spalvieri and A. Iacomelli
4.6 Thermical study of an electrical sliding link represeting a catenary pantograh system
T. Kziazyk, E. Gavignet, P. Baucour, A. Pedron, G. Auditeau and D. Chamagne
4.7 Comparison of HIL pantograph tests results with finite element simulations
M. Tur, S. Gregori, A. Correcher, J. Gil, A.M. Pedrosa and J. Fuenmayor
4.8 The Digitalisation of Railway Pantograph- Catenary System for Predicting Dynamic Performance Based on Recurrent Neural Network
Y. Song, H. Wang, P. Navik and A. Ronnquist
4.9 CVI-CaP: Virtual certification platform of the pantograph-catenary interaction
C. George, K. Lemercier, A. Schena, P. Constant, J.P. Bianchi and J.P. Mentel
4.10 Analysis of Pantograph Aerodynamic Loads using Computational Fluid Dynamic Studies
F. F. Jackson, R. Mishra, J. Pombo, P. Antunes, J.M. Rebelo, J. Santos and H. Magalhaes
4.11 Pantograph-Catenary Dynamic Studies on Contact Wire Gradients Considering Aerodynamic Effects
J.M. Rebelo, J. Pombo, P. Antunes, J. Santos, H. Magalhaes, R. Mishra and F. Jackson
4.12 Modelling of pantograph-catenary interaction around critical speed
B. Schick, Z. Liu and S. Stichel
4.13 Wear model for pantograph-catenary interaction under Norwegian conditions
S. Derosa, P. Navik, G. Bucca, A. Collina and A. Ronnquist
4.14 Countermeasures for Pantograph Heads Damage by Detecting Frost on Overhead Contact Line with the Pantograph Monitoring System
S. Mizuno, H. Shimoyama, K. Nakamura, Y. Okada, I. Makara, and M. Adachi
4.15 A Virtual Laboratory for Pantograph Modelling Identification and Validation
J. Santos, P. Antunes, J. Pombo, J.M. Rebelo, H. Magalhaes and J. Ambrosio
4.16 Detection of singular contact wire wear patterns at span scale by dimensionality reduction
A. Capitaine, J. Alandete, E. Szames, T. Mensch, C. Labadie, V. Bouclet, L. Goulain, H. Nonne, H. Gance and A. Loyer
4.17 The railway catenary condition monitoring: a systematic mapping study of recent research
S. Chen, S. Derosa, G.T. Froseth, A. Lau and A. Ronnquist
4.18 A Study of the effect of contact wire curve on dropper static force and the contact quality of the pantograph and catenary at the overlap section
F. Vesali and T. Nickel
4.19 Condition-based monitoring and defect diagnosis of catenary system based on pantograph vibration
M. Tan, L. Nie, F. Gu and W. Zuolu
4.20 Development of Shinkansen Simple Catenary System for Operation over 300 km/h
M. Tsunemoto, M. Shimizu, K. Irikura, H. Morimoto and K. Ikeda
4.21 Numerical Simulation and Line Measurement Analysis of Pantograph and Catenary Interaction on Overlap Span of High-Speed Railway
Y. Yao, Z. Yang, J. Wang, H. Wang, M. Mu, M. Xing and W. Zhang
4.22 Modal Test and Analysis of High Speed Railway Pantograph Under Typical Working Conditions
W. Wang, Z. Yang, J. Wang, Y. Yao, Y. Ding, H. Wang and Z. Wu
5Switches and Crossings Developments  
5.1 Enhancement of a CEN56 acute crossing using an automated optimisation process
Y. Bezin, H. Magalhaes, P. Jorge and P. Winship
5.2 Design and analysis of cast railway crossings: experimentation and simulation (part 2)
H. Persson, J.M. Ritchie, M.C. Westoby and Y. Chen
5.3 The Influence of Wheel Parameters on the Contact Forces in the Switch Panel
D. Velic, T. Titze, E. Stocker, U. Ossberger and W. Daves
5.4 Calibration of a model for dynamic vehicle-track interaction in crossing panels to comprehensive field measurements
B.A. Palsson, U. Ossberger and M.D.G. Milosevic
5.5 Development of forecasting method for switch malfunction by slipping of a friction clutch
S. Shiomi
5.6 Modelling the improved behaviour of a switch installed on ballast-asphalt track
S. Hawksbee, I. Grossoni, Y. Bezin, B. Lee, G. Watson, D. Milne, L. Le Pen, T. Abadi and P. Jorge
5.7 Condition Monitoring and Trend Analysis of Railway Turnouts Based on In-Situ Accelerometer Measurements
R. Krc, R. Ambur, Z. Hadas, O. Olaby, I. Vukusic, O. Plasek, M. Entezami and R. Dixon
5.8 Designing an inset railway switch using a dedicated computational tool
H. Magalhaes, P. Jorge, Y. Bezin, A. Foan and P. Winship
5.9 Wear and RCF assessment in switch rails for different materials
G. Schnalzger, S. Gapp, U. Ossberger, C. Bucher, T. Antretter and W. Daves
5.10 A novel method for digital assessment of railway crossing degradation
J.J.J. Wegdam I.Y. Shevtsov and V.L. Markine
6Railway Bridges  
6.1 Influence of track-bridge interaction in the comparison of load model HSLM-A vs. conventional and regular high-speed convoys derived from EN1991-2
P. Museros and E. Moliner
6.2 AI-based Structural Health Monitoring procedure for railway bridges
A. Meixedo, J. Santos, D. Ribeiro, R. Calcada and M. Todd
6.3 Dynamic behaviour of the ballasted track on railway bridges
A. Stollwitzer and J. Fink
6.4 Influence of the locomotive on the dynamic response of single-span bridges under high-speed railway traffic
L. Bettinelli and J. Fink
6.5 Integrated Methodology for Fatigue Assessment of Existing Metallic Railway Bridges
C.S. Horas, A.M.P. Jesus and R. Calcada
6.6 A need for the development of a new High-Speed Load Model for designing and assessment of railway bridges
A. Vorwagner, M. Kwapisz, A. Kohl, A. Firus, M. Reiterer, G. Lombeart and M. Ralbovsky
6.7 Testing a novel FRP railway footbridge
S.M. Barrans, H. Kangley, G. Jones and M. Newton
6.8 A methodology to study the influence of train parameters variation on the dynamic response of a bridge
J.R.Pinto, A.A. Henriques and R.Calcada
6.9 Validation and calibration of a twin-deck bridge model under railway traffic
P.A Montenegro, D. Ribeiro, G. Saramago, A. Silva, S. Santos and R. Calcada
6.10 History of rail traffic volumes in the evaluation of fatigue consumption in steel bridges
M. Ralbovsky, A. Vorwagner and S. Lachinger
6.11 Development of a new high-speed load model and validation on existing railway bridges
M. Reiterer, A. Kohl, A. Vorwagner, M. Kwapisz, A. Firus and G. Lombaert
6.12 Probabilistic Approach for Assessment of Track Stability Safety Factor on Ballasted Railway Bridges
G. Ferreira, P. Montenegro, A.A. Henriques and R. Calcada
6.13 Dynamic Response of the Short-Span Railway Composite Bridge
J. Bencat and R. Kohar
6.14 A Contribution to the Material Behaviour of Ballast on Railway Bridges
T. Heiland, M. Hagle and A. Stark
6.15 Experimental assessment of damping coefficients in short-span filler-beam railway bridges
A. Silva, D. Ribeiro, P. Montenegro and R. Calcada
7Traction and Braking: Control, Safety and Energy Recovery  
7.1 Development of a numerical tool for the computation of rail wheel-brake shoe thermo-mechanical interaction based on a 2D plane finite element model
N. Bosso, M. Magelli and N. Zampieri
7.2 Battery Sizing for Hybrid and Electric Rail Vehicles
A. McGordon, J. Winnett, R. Moeini, J. Everson, J. Meredith, T.Q. Dinh and D.J. Hughes
7.3 Impact of Track Brakes on Magnetic Signatures for Localization of Trains
A. Lehner, T. Strang, O. Heirich, B. Siebler, S. Sand, P. Unterhuber, D. Bousdar Ahmed, C. Gentner, R. Karasek, S. Kaiser, M. Schaab and L. Wientgens
7.4 Towards a Valid Model of Train Braking System at Low Adhesion Condition
H. Alturbeh, J. Santos and J. Stow
7.5 Development of Battery Self-Traction System for N700S Shinkansen High-Speed Train
K. Sato, T. Fukushima and H. Kato
7.6 Driver's control optimization under uncertainties to reduce energy consumption of high-speed trains
J. Nespoulous, C. Soize, C. Funfschilling, and G. Perrin
7.7 Studying Solid Sticks for Friction Modification of the Tread Contact Using a Twin Disc Rig
Z.S. Lee, D. T. Eadie, R. Tuzik, M. Chandrawinata and R. Lewis
7.8 Efficient utilization of regenerative braking energy in bilateral co-phase systems
N. Pande and T. Koseki
7.9 Speed profile planning for train stopping motion in the shortest time considering ride comfort and braking performance under position-depending speed limits
S. Miyoshi, W. Ohnishi and T. Koseki
7.10 Research on Wheel-rail Adhesion Characteristics of High-speed Railway on Long Ramp
B. Hou, J.-D. Qin, J. Pombo and C.-Z. Ma
7.11 Research on Temperature Rise of Inductive Board on Eddy Current Brake for Maglev Train
J. Zuo, L. Huang and Y. Liu
7.12 A Soft Measurement Method for Air Supply Systems of Railway Vehicles Based on Improved Multivariate Support Vector Regression
J.X. Ding, J.Y. Zuo, M.C. Xia and S.L. Huang
8Assessment of the Structural and Geotechnical Behaviour of the Railway Track  
8.1 Application of the Wave Finite Element method to the computation of the response of a ballastless railway track, comparison with on-site measurements
B. Claudet, D. Duhamel, G. Foret, T. Hoang, J-L. Pochet and F. Sabatier
8.2 Long Term Dynamic Behaviour of the 3MB Slab Track System based on 3D Modelling
A. Ramos, R. Calcada and A. Gomes Correia
8.3 Identifying Suitable Ballast Settlement Models and Types of Ballast Breakage from Field Representative Ballast Box Tests
T.C.U. Jideani and P.J. Grabe
8.4 Characterization of Contact Parameters for Discrete Element modelling of Swiss Railway Ballast
K. Balamonica, B. Morin, C.J.G. Plummer, V. Michaud, J. Cugnoni, J.Oertli, H. Frauenrath and B. van Damme
8.5 Long-term Monitoring of a Geogrid Installed Beneath a Subballast Layer in Operating Conditions
O.A. Yaba, F. Emeriault, O. Jenck, J.-F. Ferellec and A. Dhemaied
8.6 The Resilience of Vision-Based Technology for Railway Track bed Monitoring
K. Faizi, R.Kromanis, P. Beetham, and J. Allsop
8.7 Combining geotechnics and geophysics for a thorough railway embankment auscultation on high speed lines
M. Dangeard, A. Dhemaied and L. Bodet
8.8 Ballasted Track Lateral Resistance Estimation by Discrete Element Method Simulations
M. Wone, A. Idrissi-Hakkouni and J.-F. Ferellec
8.9 Modelling railway track differential settlement for prediction of future deterioration and maintenance intervals
C. Charoenwong, D.P. Connolly, P.K. Woodward, P. Galvin and P. Alves Costa
8.10 Ballast reinforcement for improved structural performance at track problem areas
P.J. Grabe, O.A. Van Niekerk and R.F. Du Plooy
8.11 A DEM study on the effects of sleeper elasticity on vertical railway track settlement
P. Pircher, N. Kumar and K. Six
8.12 Bayesian inversion of MASW data for the characterization of railway embankments
A. Burzawa, L. Bodet, A. Dhemaied and M. Dangeard
8.13 Ground Penetrating Radar Data Analysis on Frequency-Domain for Railway Ballast Assessment
T. Kingsuwannaphong and D. Heberling
8.14 Hyperspectral Imaging for Moisture Content Measurement in Ballast: A Feasibility Study
D.N. Lavadiya, E. Ichi and S. Dorafshan
9Future Trends in Railway Technology/Hyperloop Technology  
9.1 An overview of a hyperloop transport system for commercial applications
F. Lluesma-Rodriguez, A. Martinez, J. Melero and S. Hoyas
10Railway Infrastructure Maintenance and Inspection  
10.1 Mitigating Risk and Future Management of UK Railway Track and Earthworks in an Emerging Extensive Climate Change Situation
B.J.Counter, T. Morgani and S. Chamberlain
10.2 Selection of a non-chemical method for weed management on railway tracks
C. Archut, N. Jendrny, A. Schulte-Marxloh, M. Eberius, U. Conrath and C. Schindler
10.3 Experimental and numerical investigations of dual gauge rail tracks
I. Villalba Sanchis, R. Insa Franco, P. Martínez Fernández and P. Salvador Zuriaga
10.4 A vehicle-based infrastructure monitoring system using an inverse dynamic model approach
J.A. Neto, P.A. Montenegro and R.B. Calçada
10.5 Emerging inspection techniques for proactive railway drainage management
A. Nichols, S. Rojas-Arques, G. Sailor, C. Wadsworth, S. Tait, and J. Raja
10.6 Improvement of fixed railway tracks using fatigueresistant cementitious fibre reinforced composite material
A. Hochuli, E. Brühwiler and J.-G. Trouillet
10.7 Railway Rail Residual Stress Evaluation by Acoustic Birefringence Technique
L.G.S. Albuquerque, I.K.P. Barile, D.S. Matos, E.S. Costa, P. C. Machado and E.M. Braga
10.8 Vehicle response prediction to detect hidden anomalies in track geometry degradation
B. Luber, W. Pickl, J. Fuchs, G. Müller and J. Odelius
10.9 Uncertainty propagation in rail wear prediction using an analytical method and field observations
A.A. Meghoe, R. Loendersloot and T. Tinga
10.10 Modelling of an Accurate Positioning System Using RFID Technology for Enhanced Railway Track Maintenance
O. Olaby, M. Samra, M. Hamadache and R. Dixon
10.11 Predictive analysis of fatigue crack growth on railroad tracks using machine learning techniques
M. Leyli-abadi and O. Vo Van
10.12 Monitoring of a rail expansion joint to evaluate its behaviour against climatic events
P. Martínez Fernández, I. Villalba Sanchís, P. Salvador Zuriaga, R. Insa Franco, V.M. Viñas Olmo, D. Pérez Mira and J. Pineda-Jaramillo
10.13 A case study for railway underground imaging using trains as seismic signal for sinkhole and subsidence phenomena prevention
R. Tarnus, T. Bardainne, L. Michel, N. Deladerrière and C. Cai
10.14 Permanent passive seismic monitoring of the near-surface ground beneath railways using trains as sources
T. Bardainne, R. Tarnus, N. Deladerriere, C. Cai, A. Hallier, J. Boisson-Gaboriau, J. Valentin and O. Bouhdiche
10.15 Application of Deep Learning Algorithms in Railway Track Degradation Modelling
F.F. Jam and Y. Shafahi
10.16 Progressive damage assessment of cyclic stresses on the mechanism of rail steels on curved line railway
S. Belghit and O. Allaoui
10.17 Simple On-site Evaluation Method for Cover-Concrete Quality of Horizontal Members by Spraying Water
S. Nishio
10.18 The condition assessment of insulated rail joints with help of an already existing measuring system
M. Loidolt
10.19 Pre-Grinding Surface Defect Identification using Supervised Machine-Learning and Laser Triangulation Data
A. Gharaei, F. Mauz and A. Andres
10.20 Track curvature pre-scanning measurement algorithm and spatial lag mechanism analysis
S. Tian, C. Xiao, X. Luo and J.Zhou
10.21 Potential of estimating track irregularities from in-service vehicles using smartphones
P. Leibner, A. von Stillfried and C. Schindler
10.22 A statistical inverse approach for load identification on in-service tunnel structures
Z.Y. Tian, S.H. Zhou and Q.M. Gong
10.23 Demonstration of an autonomous ultrasonic testing concept for rail flaws inspection
I. Durazo-Cardenas, A. Starr, W. Nofal, H. Liu, M. Rahimi, F. He and M. Poulter
10.24 Wheel-rail Contact Force Monitoring Based on Wireless LC Oscillation Sensing
C.R. Yang, G.Y. Tian and M. Robinson
10.25 Application of close range photogrammetry in remote railways infrastructure health monitoring
A. Mirzazade, J. Gonzalez-Libreros, G. Sas, C. Popescu, T. Blanksvärd and B. Täljsten
10.26 Investigation of the possibilities of rail base defects detection using the magnetic (MFL) method
A.A. Markov, A.G. Antipov, V.V. Mosyagin and G.A. Ivanov
10.27 Technique used to assess allowable speed of ultrasonic rail testing
A.A. Markov and E.A. Maksimova
10.28 Development of a Rail Flaw Measuring Stick Using Binary Image Classifier
A.A. Shah, G.F. Mirza, G.H. Palli, T. Hussain, B.S. Chowdhry and M.Z. Shaikh
11Railway Transport Design, Operations Planning and Service Optimisation/Inter-Modal Traffic, Terminals and Logistics/Signalling Systems and Performance of Train Operations  
11.1 Simulating the operation of new-generation freight-EMUs for high-speed lines: perspectives for more reliable, sustainable, and fast logistics
S. Gurrì, M. Bocchieri, D. Galasso, V. Operti and B. Dalla Chiara
12Vibration analysis of moving load problems - analytical and semi-analytical solutions/Passenger Comfort and Passive Safety  
12.1 Reduced Models of Railway Track: Critical Velocity and Instability of Moving Inertial Objects
Z. Dimitrovová
12.2 Analytical model to study the influence of sleeper width on the dynamic responses of railway track
L-H. Tran, T. Hoang, G. Foret and D. Duhamel
12.3 Multilayer rail track model with two nonlinearities
P. Koziol
13Virtual Coupling and Automatic Train Operations  
13.1 Characterization of C-Band Train-to-Train Communication for Virtual Train Coupling
A. Lehner and P. Unterhuber
13.2 Energy Impact of Different Intra-Platoon Spacing Policies for Virtually-Coupled Trains Sets
R. Parise, M. Schenker and H. Dittus
13.3 Increasing Capacity and Reducing Travel Times in High-speed Train Operations through Virtual Coupling
L. Flamm, M. Mönsters and N. Weik
13.4 Database-supported methodical approach for the development of a toolchain for the evaluation of ATO functions using a scenario-based test methodology
L.Greiner-Fuchs, S. Schäfer, T. Hofmeier and M. Cichon
14Geotechnical Aspects in Rail-Track Performance/Trackbed Design and Maintenance  
14.1 Modelling of ballast gluing: Application to track lateral resistance
F. Laboup, M. Renouf, J.-F. Ferellec and M. Woné
14.2 Experimental and numerical evaluation of the ballast densification under different types of tamping operation
P. Pereira, S. Tumelero, Alfredo Gay, R. Motta, L. Bernucci, E. Moura, R. Silva, L. Oliveira and I. Melo
15Railway Signalling and Safety  
15.1 Measures to raise the reliability of human performance in railway fallback operations
A. Lichtenberg, B. Milius and F. Heizler
15.2 The Formal Framework for Moving Block Systems in the PERFORMINGRAIL
R. Saddem-Yagoubi, J. Beugin, and M. Ghazel
15.3 Railway track detection for train geographic location based on computer vision
A. Atahouet and C. Lelionnais
15.4 Impact on driver behavior and capacity from ERTMS speed-filtering
T Rosberg and B. Thorslund
15.5 Saving Energy and Cost with application of Railway Smart Wayside Object Controllers
Z.D. Liu, A. Jerresand, F. Zarov, M. Diamant, M. Berg, F. Bonnevier and J. Malas
15.6 Smart Control of Automatic Level Crossings with Communication Facilities
M. Ghazel
15.7 Automated Railway Interlocking Plan Verification Using Petri Nets
B. Farkas and T. Bartha
15.8 Comparison of concepts for possible future train integrity monitoring systems
R. Rüdiger and U. Becker
15.9 Concept of Centralization of Control Systems for Level Crossing Protection
L. Sokolowska, M. Matowicki and J. Holcman
16Light Railway Vehicles and Tramway Systems/Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Design  
16.1 Thermal Imaging of Wheel-Rail Interface as a Tool for Multipoint Contact Detection
M. Slowinski
16.2 Development of a structural optimization procedure for tramway vehicles and carbody architecture innovation through composite structures
A. Cascino, E. Meli and A. Rindi
17Future Trends in Railway Technology  
17.1 Railway cyber security and TS50701
H.J. Parkinson, D.R. Basher and G. Bamford
17.2 Study on optimizing the number of self-service bag drop kiosks for rail using the example of the Next Generation Station
A. Popa, O. Milbredt and M. Boehm
17.3 A framework to assess innovative railway technologies' impact on mode choice
I. Kristoffersson, S. Hainz, C. Liu, E.Vannier and A. Eckert
17.4 People counting in railway environment using computer vision
S. Afanou
17.5 Transport for Future, the jo-jo Concept
J. Nordlander
17.6 Modular energy concept for last mile operation in single-wagon freight transport
M. Konrad and M. Böhm
17.7 Improving Depot Efficiency Through Robotic Augmentation Towards the Replacement of Rolling Stock Brake Pads
E. Bray, B.M. Alkali, M. Mata and C. Harrison
17.8 Making railway operators ready for automation project TARO
J. Zajicek and B. Ludwig
17.9 Strategic consideration of the impact of automotive freight wagons on branch lines
A.Wagner, J. Zajicek, L. Lehner, B. Stadlmann, F. Michelberger, G. Schneider, T. Penkner, and K. Zöchmeister
17.10 Automatic Shunting Operations - Aspects for the Technical Solution
B. Stadlmann, T. Penkner, G. Schneider, K. Zöchmeister, A. Wagner and J. Zajicek
18Train Aerodynamics  
18.1 Full-scale aerodynamic measurements on-board a freight train during specific operating scenarios using the DLR FR8-LAB
J.R. Bell and A. Henning
18.2 Aerodynamic Effects of Different Car Body Configurations in a Conventional Train under Crosswinds
C.E.A. Reyes, E. Baratelli, D. Rocchi, G. Tomasini, M.I. Sánchez and M. Artano
18.3 Parameter optimization with respect to elongated hillock regions beside the high-speed railway under crosswinds
Z.-W. Chen and Y.-Q. Ni
18.4 Aerodynamic optimization of a next-generation freight-train wagon
A. Buhr, J. Bell, E. Öngüner, T. Gries and A. Henning
18.5 Numerical determination of the equivalent roughness of a realistic track for high-speed trains
C. Paz, E. Suárez, C. Gil and A. Cabarcos
18.6 Effect of separation bubbles around the head of a freight train on pressure waves inside tunnels using 1d and 3d numerical methods
Z. Liu, D. Soper and H. Hemida
18.7 The aerodynamic characteristics of a tanker wagon
D. Soper, S.A. Hashmi, K. Snape and H. Hemida
18.8 Safety to crosswind of railway vehicles passing by a windbreak gap: numerical-experimental methodology
C.E.A. Reyes, E. Brambilla, P. Schito and G. Tomasini
18.9 Effect of Windshield Configuration and Train Marshalling Length on Train Aerodynamic Performance
A. Adamu and J. Zhang
19Switches and Crossings Developments/Track Stiffness and Transition Zones  
19.1 Comparative analysis of the dynamic amplifications due to inhomogeneities at railway transition zones
A. Jain, K.N. van Dalen, A.V. Metrikine, A. B. Faragau and M.J.M.M. Steenbergen
19.2 Ballast settlement at transition zones: modelling via a non-linear lattice
J.M. de Oliveira Barbosa, A.B. Faragau, K.N. van Dalen and M. Steenbergen
19.3 Numerical study of auxiliary rails application at railway transition zones
P.Chumyen, D.P.Connolly P.K.Woodward and V.Markine
19.4 Auxiliary rails as a mitigation measure for degradation in transition zones
A.B. Faragau, A. Jain, J.M. de Oliveira Barbosa, A.V. Metrikine and K.N. van Dalen
20Track Structure Components and Materials Technology  
20.1 Sleepers spacing: An Introduction to the Odstrack project
R. Sañudo, J.N. Varandas, S. Ricci, J. Pombo, V. Markine and B. Alonso
20.2 Improved structural performance of railway sleepers using macro synthetic fibre reinforced concrete
C. Camille, D. Kahagala Hewage, O. Mirza, B. Kirkland and T. Clarke
20.3 Structural response of macro-synthetic fibre reinforced concrete sleeper under multiple impacts
D. Kahagala Hewage, C. Camille, O. Mirza, F. Mashiri and T. Clarke
20.4 Railways modelling toolbox: Open source finite element models for rail pads and track optimisation
M. Ammann, R. Nardin, V. Crausaz, B. Van Damme, V. Michaud, C. Plummer, H. Frauenrath, J. Oertli and J. Cugnoni
20.5 Rail pad stiffness estimation based in machine learning algorithms
J.A. Sainz-Aja, D. Ferreño, I.A. Carrascal, J. Pombo, J.A. Casado, S. Diego and M. Cuartas
20.6 A New Technology for Field Testing of the Plasticity of Rails
J.E. Campbell, W. Gu, R. Reiff Musgrove, W. Solano-Alvarez, S. Ooi, C.M. Warwick, M. Halesh and T.W. Clyne
20.7 Investigation of durability of centrifuged reinforced concrete supports for overhead power lines
R. Kliukas, O. Lukoseviciene and A. Jaras
20.8 Development of smart pads for track and traffic monitoring in railway lines
M. Sol-Sánchez, R. Sañudo, F. Moreno-Navarro, J.M. Castillo-Mingorance and M.C. Rubio-Gámez
20.9 On the influence of ballast fouling materials and compaction states on the dynamic cone resistance
S. Barbier, J.R. Vivanco, M.A.B. Navarrete and Y. Haddani
20.10 Impact Attenuation for High-Speed Rail Fastening Systems according to EN 13146-3:2012
I.A. Carrascal, S. Diego, J.A. Casado, A. Barrientos, D. García, J.A. Sainz-Aja and D. Ferreño
21Wheel-Rail Interaction: Tribology, Degradation, Monitoring, Maintenance, Modelling and Validation  
21.1 The influence of rolling direction reversal on wear and RCF cracks on the wheel tread
M. Akama and Y. Takahashi
21.2 Wear and Fatigue Behaviour of Wheel and Rail under Operational Conditions and Consideration of Future Developments in Material Use
A. Trausmuth, R. Schmid, G. Dinhobl, M. Vorhofer and M. Ripoll
21.3 A gradient-based approach for wheel-rail contact point determination
L. Liu and B. Yi
21.4 Dynamic Effect of Hollow-Worn Wheels for Freight Rail Vehicles in a Consist
P.G. Ramos, P.H.A. Correa, L.H.S. Texeira, P.R.G. Kurka and A.A. Santos
21.5 Prediction of wheel wear using Hertzian and non-Hertzian contact models
F. Alves, H. Magalhães, J. Pagaimo, J.N. Costa, F. Marques, J. Pombo and J. Ambrósio
21.6 On the variations of white etching layers on railway wheels and the possibilities of imitation in a laboratory
M. Freisinger, H. Rojacz, K. Pichelbauer, A. Trausmuth, G. Trummer, K. Six and P. H. Mayrhofer
21.7 Influence of Parameters of Hollow Worn Tread on Vehicle Stability of EMU
Z. Wang, D. Gong and J. Zhou
21.8 An On-board Detection Method for Polygonal Wear of Railway Wheel based on Modern Spectral Estimation
Q. Wang, Z. Xiao, J. Zhou, D. Gong, Z. Zhang, and T. Wang
21.9 Wheel-Rail Wear Modelling using Energy Dissipation Approach
A. Myslinski and A. Chudzikiewicz
21.10 Visualization of Wheel-Rail Contact Position of Experimental Bogie to reduce Curve Passing Resistance
S. Lin, Y. Suda and S. Sakanishi
21.11 Contact differences between real wheel-rail and test benches
B. Rodríguez-Arana, A. San Emeterio and B. Blanco
21.12 On the surface parameterization of wheels and rails with defects for vehicle-track dynamic analysis
H. Magalhaes, F. Marques, J. Pombo and J. Ambrosio
21.13 Effect of solid contaminants on ratcheting and crack nucleation in wheel-rail contact
A. Mazzu, D. Battini and N. Zani
21.14 Damage assessment in a wheel steel under dry-lubricated contact by an innovative vision system
I.Bodini, A.Danesi, C. Petrogalli, A.Mazzu, T.Kato and T. Makino
21.15 New Methodology for Assessing Preventive Grinding in Rails
M. Mesaritis, P. Cuervo, J.F. Santa, A. Toro and R. Lewis
21.16 Laboratory and Field Validation of Novel Conductive Adhesion Enhancing Materials for Railroads
S. Green, J. Roberts, J. G Butterfield, J Paragreen, L. Stanlake, D.V Gutsulyak, W. Skipper and R. Lewis
21.17 Challenges and Opportunities of Tram Wheel Profile Design
B. Firlik and T.Staskiewicz
21.18 A finite element thermomechanical study on the development of polygonal wear
C. He, Z. Yang, P. Zhang, S. Li, M. Naeimi and Z. Li
21.19 A Measuring System for Identifying the Wheel-Rail Pair Wear Intensity using Visible and Infrared Imaging
T. Staskiewicz, K. Grochalski, B. Jakubek, M. Slowinski and L. Wojciechowski
21.20 Experiments on Polygonization of Railway Wheels Based on a Small-Scale Test Rig
M. Rakowitsch, P. Gil, M. Vásquez Ponce and C. Schindler
21.21 Development of a Model to Assess the Risk of Low Adhesion at Different Rail Sites
T. Butcher, J. Lanigan, L. Schmandt and R. Lewis
21.22 Intelligent clustering-based approach for railway wheel flat detection
A. Mosleh, A. Meixedo, D. Ribeiro, P. Montenegro and R. Calcada
21.23 Influence of Hertzian and non-Hertzian contact models on two-point wheel/rail contact in different planes
X. Yu, C. Shen, J.L. Escalona and Z. Li
21.24 Spalling defect of head-hardened rail in railway turnouts
M. Messaadi, M. Steenbergen and I. Shevtsov
22Railway Noise and Vibration  
22.1 Effects of a varying track and soil stiffness on ground vibrations near railway lines
L. Auersch
22.2 The development of the vibration control objectives at Metro de Santiago
E. Gonzalez
22.3 Assessment of vibrations in buildings due to railway traffic: a hybrid SSI approach
A. Colaco, D. Barbosa, P. Alves Costa and R. Calcada
22.4 Vibration mitigation of high-speed line switcher by tuned mass damper
P. Fossat, B. Minard, M. Ichchou, O. Bareille, L. Knight, J.-M. Gilleron and R. Bouchoux
22.5 An Analysis of the Influence of Railway Wheels Flats on Rolling Noise Emitted by Freight Trains with GDE Wagons
A. Contadt, Y. Asaff, T. Fiorentin and K. Nunes
22.6 Experimental Characterisation of the Acoustic Performance of Railway Components
V. Crausaz, M. Ammann, R. Nardin, R. Boulandet, E. Rivet, H. Lyssek, B. Van Damme, C. Plummer, H. Frauenrath and J. Cugnoni
22.7 Numerical validation of a 2.5D experimental/numerical hybrid methodology for the prediction of railway-induced ground-borne vibration on buildings
P. Soares, P. A. Costa and R. Arcos
22.8 A fast analytical tool to investigate effects of railway superstructure components on track dynamics
B. Morin, C.J.G. Plummer, B. Kalyanasundaram, V. Michaud, J. Cugnoni, J. Oertli, H. Frauenrath and B. Van Damme
22.9 Ride comfort evaluation on Alfa Pendular trains during the Porto - Lisbon connection
P. Silva, E. Seabra and J. Mendes
22.10 Open source vibro-acoustic finite element modelling of rail tracks components
R. Nardin, M. Ammann, V. Crausaz, B. Van Damme, V. Michaud, C. Plummer, H. Frauenrath, J. Oertli and J. Cugnoni
22.11 Research on Synthetic Spectrum for Time-varying Vibration Loads of Railway Vehicles
T. Wang, J. Zhou, Z. Zhang and Q. Wang
22.12 Experimental characterization of the noise urban railway traffic in Porto metropolitan region
J. Lázaro, P.A. Costa and L. Godinho
22.13 Analysis of the variability of wheel-rail rolling noise caused by different track structures
J. Jiang and W. Sun
22.14 Location Distribution Effect of Under-chassis Equipment on Railway Vehicle Vibration Characteristics
Y. Li, T. You and J. Zhou
22.15 Optimization of Vibration Reduction Performance of Subway Air Compressor
D. Gong, J. Zhou and J. Zhou
22.16 Analysis of Car Body Vibration of High-speed EMU Based on Modal Vibration Decomposition Method
G. Liu, D. Gong, J. Zhou and L. Ren
23Railway Transport Design, Operations Planning and Service Optimisation/Inter-Modal Traffic, Terminals and Logistics/Signalling Systems and Performance of Train Operations  
23.1 Study for Utilization of Delay and Congestion Information: Analysis and Setting Index of Transportation
Y. Shibata, S. Sakairi and T. Sahara
23.2 Introducing a TOPSIS based quantitative resilience measure for railway systems
Z. Wang, M.S. Nistor and S. Pickl
23.3 AI FERODATA Application Enriched with Artificial Intelligence Models to Optimize Freight Transport
A. Brezulianu and I.V. Popa
23.4 China's Iron Silk Road
S.A. Lloyd and W.J. Atteridge
23.5 Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning (MADRL) for Solving Real-Time Railway Rescheduling Problem
B. Kovári, I.F. Lovetei, Sz. Aradi and T. Bécsi
23.6 Estimation of station congestion using real-time data
T. Sahara, S. Sakairi, Y. Shibata and Y. Soda
23.7 Graphic Simulation Framework of Railway Scenarios for LiDAR Dataset Generation
G. D'Amico, M. Marinoni, F. Nesti, S. Sabina, G. Lauro and G.-C. Buttazzo
23.8 Efficient timetable stability analysis using a graph contraction procedure
S. Butikofer, D. Fontana, A. Steiner and R. Wust
23.9 Fibre Optic Sensing: Modified Spectral Flatness Approach for Robust Train Localisation
E. Rubino and M. Pavlic
23.10 The Principle of Urban Rail Public Transport Development Project Represented by Accessibility Index, Modes of Transport, Scale Intensity, and Policies Trends
W. Prapaporn and T. Inohae
23.11 Establishment of a new unit to promote interlocking systems replacement projects
J. Taguchi and T. Ishikawa
23.12 Identification of Bottlenecks in Rail Infrastructure
W. Lenze, B. Kogel, S. Schotten, T. Buker, T. Noll, P. Berger and M. Fietze
23.13 A microscopic railway infrastructure graph model
J. Harbarth
23.14 The Methodology for Economic Assessment of Planned Investment
J. Hudenko, I. Jurgelana Kaldava, A. Lapans and V. Ozolina
23.15 Capacity and Energy Optimisation of Metro Network: A case study on the Bangalore Metro
M. Chakraborty and M. Marchesini
23.16 Experiment on abrasive water jet on the maintainance of rails
C. Huang and X. Long
23.17 A Robustness Analysis of Long Distance Train Crew Schedules in Germany
R. Borndörfer, B. Grimm and S. Schade
23.18 Stochastic Passenger Flow Prediction in Large Train Networks
F. Gündling and P. Hoch
23.19 Operating Cost Differences between Urban Rail Modes in Japan
R.S. Kamaruddin, A.S.J. Smith, P.E. Wheat, and Y. Song
23.20 A practical model for optimizing and synchronizing train timetable: Tehran metro network smart cards data
H. Motavallian Naeini and Y. Shafahi
23.21 Train operation control in the occurrence of an unexpected delay at a low speed approaching mode during rush hours
T. Fukuda, S. Takahasi and H. Nakamura
23.22 Synchronizing Al Mashaaer Train Departure Times with Pilgrims Arrival to Minimize the Expected Waiting Times
M. Owais
23.23 What factors affect travellers to use ride-sharing with rail services in EU?
A. Kortsari and L. Mitropoulos
24Traction and Braking: Control, Safety and Energy Recovery/Modelling, Control, Optimization and Maintenance of Traction Power Systems/Predictive Diagnostics and Modelling of Electric Systems Railways  
24.1 Assessment of VLD-F effectiveness on reducing rail potential in AC railways through modelling
C. Reboul, H. Osmani and J.J. Muñoz Vargas
24.2 Operational forecasting of railway station electrical energy consumption based on the analysis of consumption data of nearby stations
P.V. Matrenin and A.G. Rusina
25Test Benches for Railway Systems  
25.1 Estimation method of friction coefficient between flange and rail with monitoring bogie: Experimental results with roller-rig test
Y.Michitsuji, A.Matsumoto, Y.Ichiyanagi Y.Sato, H.Ohno, S.Ogata, M.Tanimoto, T.Fukushima, T.Matsuda and D.Shinagawa
25.2 A scaled roller-rig for investigation on adhesion recovery
N. Bosso, M. Magelli and N. Zampieri
25.3 Development of the DLR Next Generation Train running gear research facility
D. Lüdicke, G. Grether, D. Krüger and A. Heckmann
25.4 Development of an experimental bench to evaluate percolation and water drainage in iron ore
M.A.V. Bogsan, D. Moraes Júnior, V.S. Rosa and F. Bertelli
25.5 Development of trackside test rig for testing of railway sensing systems
Z. Hadas, P. Hadraba, S. Vechet, F. Ksica, O. Rubes and M. Moncman
25.6 Experimental test rig for simulating dynamic loads on subway systems
J.V. Jauregui-Correa, F. Otremba, G. Hurtado-Hurtado and J.A. Romero-Navarrete
25.7 Railway stocks and their components: the influence of their production technology on fatigue strength, methods, and tools for their verification
J. Chvojan
26Light Railway Vehicles and Tramway Systems/Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Design  
26.1 A study on prediction of track buckling using measured lateral alignment
K. Abe, K. Nakata and K. Koro
27Health/Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Management  
27.1 Non-stationary Analysis of Vehicle-Bridge Interaction for Structural Health Monitoring of a Railway Bridge
N. Mostafa, D. Di Maio and R. Loendersloot
27.2 ACHILLES: The benefits and costs of increased asset information
J. Armstrong and J. Preston
27.3 Automatic System Identification for Robust Fault Detection of Railway Suspensions
H. Jung, O. Nelles, P. Kraemer, K. Weinberg, G. Kampmann and C.-P. Fritzen
27.4 Continuous monitoring of rail vehicle dynamics by means of acceleration measurements
I. La Paglia, R. Corradi and M. Carnevale
27.5 Track continuous monitoring using vehicle dynamic measurements from the commercial fleet
I. La Paglia, E. Di Gialleonardo and A. Facchinetti
27.6 On the Development of Digital Twins for Condition Monitoring of Mechanical Systems
J. Ambrósio, J. Pagaimo, P. Millan and J. Costa
27.7 Data Acquisition for Abnormality Detection using an Experimental Bogie on Test Track
S. Lin, Y. Suda and S. Sakanishi
27.8 Fault detection of railway vehicle suspension through on-board condition monitoring
I.S. Apezetxea, B. Rodriguez-Arana and I. Puy
27.9 Passing Train as Source of Energy for Autonomous LoRa Monitoring System
Z. Hadas, O. Rubes, F. Ksica, Z. Majer, M. Moncman and J. Chalupa
27.10 Structural Assessment of Parabolic Leaf Springs for Freight Wagons based on the Dynamic Operating Conditions: The Initial Phase for Fatigue Analysis
V.M.G. Gomes, J. Neto, N.M.P. Pinto, P.A. Montenegro, J. Mendes, A.M.P. de Jesus and R. Calcada
27.11 The reverse centrifugal thrust in curves with small radius
F.J. Fernandez, A. Gaute, R. Sañudo and D. García
27.12 Digital Twin: a Hybrid Approach for Structural Health Monitoring
A. Amelio, R. Boccagna, M. Bottini, G. Camata, N. Germano and M. Petracca
27.13 Investigation of non-linear orthogonal spiral piezoelectric energy harvester for Heavy Haul through simulated data
M.V Lopes, P.G. Ramos and A.A. Santos
27.14 IT system for locomotive maintenance control-safety improvement in rail transport
A. Dawid, P. Sobczak and P. Buchwald
27.15 A Structural Health Monitoring Approach for Rail Fastening Systems
D. Pak, O. Nelles, P. Kraemer and G. Kampmann
27.16 Systematic Mapping of Research on Railway Track Superstructure Condition Monitoring 2016-2021
F. Carlvik, A. Lau and G.T. Frøseth
27.17 A Self-Consistent Artificial Intelligence-Based Strategy for Structural Health Monitoring
L. Aceto, A. Amelio, R. Boccagna, M. Bottini, G. Camata, N. Germano and M. Petracca
27.18 A Sustainable GIS-Based Serious Game Approach to Improve Railways Resilience
M. Soroudi, M. Gordan, I. Ko, P. Carrol, D. McCrum, and F. Pilla
27.19 Railway Track Substructure Evaluation Using Instrumented Wheelset Continuous Measurements
R. Mousapour, P. Haji Abdulrazagh, M. Gül and M. Hendry
27.20 A Comparative Study of UNET Model for Bearing Fault Identification Based on Time-Series and Wavelet Transformed Vibration Images
M.Z. Shaikh, D. Kumar, J. Daudpoto, M.A. Uqaili, B.S. Chowdhry and T. Hussain
27.21 Hybrid Feature Selection and Fault Identification of Train Bearings Based on Integrated Learning
Y.X. Li, S.C. Xie and R.D. Liu
28 Traction and Braking: Control, Safety and Energy Recovery/Modelling, Control, Optimization and Maintenance of Traction Power Systems/Predictive Diagnostics and Modelling of Electric Systems Railways  
28.1 Comparison of two load profile derivation methodologies for powertrain layout of fuel cell electric shunting locomotives
V. Jäger, M. Böhm, M. Konrad and J. Pagenkopf
28.2 Dynamic coupling between convective cooling and power losses: Application to train electronic systems
C. Montsarrat, C. O'Reilly and C. Casanueva
28.3 Methodology to assess a hybrid-battery system for utilization in railway vehicles
S. Stickel and M. Konrad
29High-Speed Railways - Policy, Planning, Technology, Management and Research  
29.1 When is HSR worthwhile? Lessons from Western Europe and implications for Central and Eastern Europe
C. Nash, M. Jandova and T. Paleta
29.2 Conventional versus high-speed: Is it worth the effort?
V. Paril and H. Fitzová
29.3 Favourable conditions and predicaments for the initial Eurasian HSR in Central Asia from the perspective of Global Connectivity
W. Yang
29.4 Competing with Future High Speed Railway in India: Pricing Policies and Operations Strategies for Conventional Railway
O.D. Karmarkar, A. Jana and N.R. Velaga
29.5 Tracking Indo-Japan Cooperation in Railway Modernisation: Opportunities, Perspectives and Challenges
C. Shrivastva
30Railway Transport Design, Operations Planning and Service Optimisation/Inter-Modal Traffic, Terminals and Logistics/Signalling Systems and Performance of Train Operations  
30.1 Realization of Simplified Notice Test Equipment for Digital Train Radio System
Y. Sakamoto, R. Mekata and H. Ishikawa
31Railway Dynamics and Vehicle-Track Interaction  
31.1 Improvement on Virtual Testing in the field of dynamic behaviour - WP7.3 of PIVOT-2 Project
F. Desgaches, S.H. Mai, F. Semrad, B. Dirks, J. Picht, E. De La Guerra, P. Boettcher, M. Moulin and G. Ham-Livet
31.2 Railroad track model parameter estimation by frequency response function analysis
J.F. Aceituno, R. Chamorro and J.L. Escalona
31.3 Study of the influence of damage on the response of a bogie frame using a flexible multibody methodology
J. Pagaimo, P. Millan, H. Magalhaes and J. Ambrósio
31.4 Curvature Detection System of Railway Track Based on Bogie Running Trajectory
C. Xiao, X. Luo and S. Tian
31.5 Optical dynamic weighting of trains
I. Stachiv, P. Stachiv and C.-Y. Kuo
31.6 Multibody Modelling of a Friction Damped Locomotive for Virtual Homologation
P. Millan, J. Pagaimo, P. Antunes, H. Magalhaes and J. Ambrósio
31.7 Study of the vibratory performance of a High- Speed Train bogie using EGRSC and ECBF methods
A. Bustos, H. Rubio, C. Castejon and J.C. Garcia-Prada
31.8 Inverse problems to monitor the railway system
C. Funfschilling and G. Perrin
31.9 Experimental validation of a railway multibody model on a scaled track
P. Urda, S. Munoz, J.F. Aceituno and J.L. Escalona
31.10 Optimisation of railway vehicle performance using virtual tests in running dynamics
S.H. Mai, F. Desgaches, E. Pourret, L. Foucher and C. Rizzo
31.11 Active-Steering-Embedded Execution Unit For Railway Vehicles
C. Xiao, X. Luo and S. Tian
31.12 Multi-controller cooperative path-tracking strategy for the distributed driving virtual track train: a reconfigurable approach
Z. Wang and Z. Lu
31.13 Relationship between train vibration and track irregularity for condition-based track maintenance
A. Matsumoto, N. Shinoda, H. Tsunashima, Y. Sato and S. Ogata
31.14 Generation of Realistic Artificial Track Irregularities for Multibody Simulation using Measured Geometric Data - from Mid-Chord to Space-Curve
M.C.A. Viana, P.G. Ramos, A.J.C.R. Tameirao, A.C. Pires, G.F.M. Santos and A.A Santos
31.15 A Co-simulation Solution for Vehicle-Track Interaction Dynamics Problems
Y. Shang, M. Nogal and A.R.M. Wolfert
31.16 Integrated vehicle dynamics control for a mechatronic railway running gear
C. Schwarz and B. Goetjes
31.17 Characterisation of short wavelength railway track horizontal misalignments in the timefrequency domain
P. Salvador-Zuriaga, I. Villalba-Sanchis, P. Martínez-Fernández and R. Insa-Franco
31.18 Eccentric Load on Vehicle Dynamics Performance based on Refinement Modeling
D. Gong, J. Zhang, J. Zhou and S. Chen
31.19 Railhunt - An interactive tool for hunting stability analysis of a railway carbody
S. Garg, S. Vishnu, S.P. Singh and S.K. Saha
31.20 Enhancing the calibration of train resistance parameters with power measurements
V. De Martinis
31.21 Replicating the Vehicle and Track Dynamics in Combined Multi-Body System and Finite Element Simulations for the Appropriate Analysis of Subsurface Rail Behaviour
N. Pillai, J.-Y. Shih, R. Ambur and C. Roberts
31.22 Improvement of estimation accuracy for wheelset angle of attack using a single-wheel creep-force model by taking into account contact phase difference and lateral contact position
S. Kuniyuki, T. Hondo, M. Suzuki, T. Miyamoto and K. Nakano
32Innovative Materials and Manufacturing for Railway Applications  
32.1 An emerging manufacturing route for the fabrication of Al-based complex railway interiors at room temperature
A. Piccininni, I. Marchese, G. Palumbo, A. Lo Franco and G. Russello
32.2 It is possible to increase the performance of fibre-reinforced composites in rail vehicles!
R. Winkler-Höhn
32.3 Direct bolting of railway aluminium vehicle components with flow drill screwing
J. Ganschow, C. Denkert, M. Dörre, K.-M. Henkel and W. Flügge
32.4 Fatigue resistance of sheet metal sections generated by press-bolts joints in cold forming
C. Denkert, D. Kühne, R. Glienke, M. Fiedler, M. Dörre, W. Flügge and M. Kästner
32.5 Novel composite design approaches for structural lightweight components of railway vehicles - development, technological realization and test
A. Ulbricht, F. Zeidler, S. Renner, F. Bilkenroth and S. Günther
32.6 Experiment on abrasive water jet on the maintain of rail
C. Huang and X. Long
33 Environment, Alternative Power Supply and Sustainable Rail Transport  
33.1 Optimizing the Placements of Energy Storage Devices to Maximize the Net Present Value in Rail Transit Operations
L.A. Allen and S.I. Chien
33.2 Climate-related analyses along the Austrian Railway Network, part III: Vegetation database and climate envelope models of railway relevant woody species in Austria
H. Müller, S. Hörbinger, H.P. Rauch and C. Rachoy
33.3 Climate-Related Analyses along the Austrian Railway Network, Part II: Climate Indices based on Recorded Damage Events
S. Lehner, C. Matulla, C. Wally and C. Rachoy
33.4 Estimation of the Hydrogen Consumption of an Intermodal Freight Locomotive
A.McGirr, E. McGookin, D.G. Thomson, D.J. Murray-Smith and P. Fisher
33.5 Climate-related analyses along the Austrian Railway Network, part I: Standardized hazard event database
S. Hörbinger, H. Müller, H.P. Rauch and C. Rachoy
34Vibration analysis of moving load problems - analytical and semi-analytical solutions/Passenger Comfort and Passive Safety  
34.1 Acquisition of spatially resolved CO2 distribution in a generic train compartment
T. Dehne and D. Schmeling
34.2 Ride comfort improvements in switches using active secondary suspension with preview
A. Posseckert and D. Lüdicke
34.3 Investigation of Passenger Ride Comfort in a Railway Wagon for Various Suspension Parameters
J. Dizo, M. Blatnicky, J. Gerlici, S. Knap, S. Solcansky and D. Molnar
34.4 Energy Absorption Capacity of Aluminium Foam Manufactured by Kelvin Model Loaded Under Different Biaxial Combined Compression-Torsion Conditions
H. Solomon, R. Baleh, A. Abdul-Latif, I. Deiab, and K. Khanafer
34.5 Study on crashworthiness of concave polygonal tubes evolved from two approaches
J. Zhang, S. Xie, Z. Liu and S. Zheng
35 Light Railway Vehicles and Tramway Systems/Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Design  
35.1 Inefficient design: Sensitivity analysis and numerical investigation of load cases from EN 12663-1 on railway car bodies
N. Schmauder, G. Malzacher and S. Kraft
35.2 Full-Scale Experiment for Assessing Static Structural and Damping Response of UIC Parabolic Leaf Springs
V.M.G. Gomes, A.M.P. de Jesus, M. Figueiredo, J.A.F.O Correia and R. Calcada

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