Optimization of availability and maintenance costs in case of mechanical problems on rolling stock


Project tasks:

  • Failure-cause analyses
  • FE analyses as a basis for strength verifications and service life estimations
  • Crack propagation calculations
  • Multi-body simulations as a basis for system understanding (dynamics, kinematics, loads)
  • Clearance and gauge analyses
  • Design of repair solutions
  • Independent expert assessment


  • Repairs of bogies after derailments/collisions
  • Analysis of fatigue failure on bogie frames and development of improvement measures
  • Analysis and optimization of a torn off Mg-brake
  • Independent expert assessment on a cold-welded plain bearing and evaluation of repair measures
  • Definition of inspection intervals based on crack propagation calculations
  • Analysis of excessive wheel wear and optimization of wheel profile
  Fact sheet

Training    Expert assessment    Mechanical Engineering    Maintenance optimisation    Testing and Measurement    RAMS and LCC    Warranty follow-up

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