RIVAS: Actions to reduce railway-induced vibrations


Customer: International Union of Railways (UIC)
End customer: European Commission (EC)

Customer benefit

  • The customer identified the vehicle types that cause strong vibrations and was able to take action on rolling stock, instead of expensive and local actions on the infrastructure.

Project tasks

  • Statistical analysis of vibration measurements bogie specific
  • Determination of how vibrations relate to rolling stock parameters
  • Costs and benefits of actions to reduce ground-borne vibrations
  • Field test: concept, organization and measurements of wheel out-of-roundness
  • Measurement of axle box accelerations on line sections with under-sleeper pads
  Fact sheet

Mechanical engineering   expert assessment  Maintenance optimisation

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