Workshop 11-12 June 2014

There was a gathering of minds at Dillington House near Taunton in June 2014, when the Track 21 team came together to review progress, plan the fifth and final year’s work on the project, and identify future research needs.  Guest speakers from Network Rail, HS2, EPSRC and Shift2Rail gave presentations on their current practice and thinking.

Researchers from the three universities gather to discuss progress

Researchers from the three universities gather to discuss progress

Senior figures from industry join the workshop to ensure the new science is relevant and applied

Senior figures from industry join the workshop to ensure the new science is relevant and applied

Progress reports from the work areas

Progress reports from the work areas

Taking the opportunity to discuss long term issues

Taking the opportunity to discuss long term issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The doctoral students gave brief reports on their research. Follow these links to see their summary presentations and posters, and for more information contact enquiries@track21.org.uk.

Abadi – Sleeper and ballast intervention tests using the Southampton Railway Testing Facility – poster
Duley – Modelling critical velocity effects on high speed railways – a case study – poster
Ferro – The effect of fibre reinforcement on the mechanical response of ballasted track – presentation
Kostovasilis – A holistic approach for the design and assessment of railway tracks – poster
Milne – Monitoring of a high speed railway viaduct – poster
Pardoe – Investigation on the unsteady aerodynamics of high speed train ballast flight – poster
Rorke – Railway foundation material: laboratory investigation – presentation
Shih – Assessment of track-ground coupled vibration induced by high speed trains – presentation
Yeo – In-service Track Condition Monitoring – presentation
Zhang – Track sound radiation – presentation