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Annual Wheel Rail Interaction Conference - EU

WRI EU - Speakers and Program Topics

Wheel-Rail Interaction EU 2019 will examine design and maintenance; research and development; and the technology being used to improve wheel/rail interaction on European railways and metro systems.

Like its annual North American counterpart, WRI EU '19 will focus on the practical application of technology and scientific principles to address issues relating to wheel/rail interaction. The conference addresses the fundamental aspects of wheel/rail interaction through presentations on the application of techniques and technologies to address issues such as noise, wear, rolling contact fatigue and vehicle dynamics.

The preliminary program includes:

  • Keynote Speaker
    Andreas Matthä, CEO, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
    has been invited to give the keynote address
  • Automatic measurement of wheel profiles and vehicle stability at speeds up to 250 km/h
    Roman Schmid, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
  • Grinding-induced Rolling Contact Fatigue in rails
    Carsten Jørn Rasmussen, Banedanmark
  • Modeling VTI (Vehicle/Track Interaction) data to trend and predict defect generation
    Stasha Jovanovic, Ensco, Inc.
  • Examining wheel/rail interaction on high-tonnage test track and in revenue operation
    Scott Cummings, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. USA
  • Assessing requirements for the running behavior of railway vehicles in Austria
    Christoph Handel and Maximilian Diegles, Arsenal Railway Certification GmbH
  • Requirements for the authorization of railway vehicles
    Alois Starlinger, Stadler Rail
  • Predictive maintenance of rail vehicles
    Martin Vorhofer, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
  • Mapping rail conditions to improve rail grinding quality and production
    Daniel Hampton, CSX Transportation, USA
  • International Heavy Haul Update
    Michael Roney, Consultant, International Heavy Haul Association
  • Using a "noise camera" to identify the sources of wheel/rail noise from passing trains
    Günter Dinhobl, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
  • Results from a long-term wheel-rail interface study on a Malaysian metro system
    Martin Evans and Daniel Firth, SNC-Lavalin
  • Applying the magic wear rate at Wiener Linien
    Paul Mittermayr, Bureau of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics; Werner Wehr, Wiener Linien
  • More Speakers and Topics to come


Join a select group of researchers, suppliers and railway practitioners in sharing the latest information on wheel/rail, vehicle/track interaction at WRI EU '19 in Vienna, Austria, 29-31 October 2019, Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice