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Railway Brake and Friction

Optimise your brake systems

 

15 November 2017, Derby, UK 

The 2017 Railway Brake and Friction Conference Programme is under development. You can see the 2016 programme below

8.40    Registration and exhibition opens

8.50    Morning coffee and biscuits

9.10    Chairperson’s Welcome: 
Hans Paukert, Senior Advisor of Brakes and Diesel Traction, (UIC) International Union of Railways

9.20    Application of EU regulation to existing freight wagons
* wagons targeted, exceptions and deadlines
* roles and responsibilities of the actors
* technical solutions complying with EU regulation 
Oscar Martos, Project Officer, European Railway Agency

9.40    Replacing cast iron brake shoes with composite brake blocks
* noise emission limitation for freight wagons
* history of composite brake blocks
* technical constraints
* different efforts and interests
* understanding the impact on operators 
Hans Paukert, Senior Advisor of Brakes and Diesel Tractions, International Union of Railways

10.10    Special address 
Brake system technology for high speed trains: lessons from China
Yang Weijun, China Academy of Railway Science

10.40    Delegate roundtable discussion

10.55    Q & A

11.05    Morning coffee break

11.20    Parameters and stochastic behaviour of braking force generation and transmission
* white box modelling of the braking system between brake pipe, understanding which parameters play a role?
* stochastic behaviour of parameters, how do they behave and influence the resulting braking distance?
* use of Monte Carlo Techniques and special rare event techniques for simulation to find the probability distribution
Raphael Pfaff, Professor of Rail Engineering, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

11.50    London Underground: Using regeneration braking to power stations
* reversible substation technology
* results of Victoria line trial
* energy efficiency system design 
Andrew Gray, Power Engineer, Transport for London

12.10    Delegate roundtable discussion

12.20    Q & A

12.30    Lunch

1.30     Conformity assessment procedure of friction elements for wheel tread brakes
* new interoperability constituent friction element for wheel trade brakes
* WAG TSI requirements on the interoperability constituent friction element for wheel tread brakes
* conformity assessment procedure of the interoperability constituent friction element for wheel tread brakes
* appendix G of WAG TSI 
Kamil Pravdik, Project Officer, European Railway Agency

1.50     How friction materials can benefit the bottom line
Tim Hodges, Director, Global Rail Engineering, Federal-Mogul Corporation

2.10     Braking adhesion management
* basics
* dimensionings/requirements (dry conditions)
* WSP strategies (wet conditions)
* adhesion improvement by magnetic track brakes and sanding devices 
Frank Minde, Head of Testing, DB Systemtechnik GmbH

2.40     Delegate roundtable discussion

2.55    Q & A

3.05    Afternoon coffee and beers in exhibition hall

3.25    Generating predictable and optimised braking by creating reliable wheel rail interface
* using microwaves to clean and dry the rail head
* building on British Rail research into effects of plasma on track treatment
* proof of concept demonstration of track equipment
Julian Swan, Co-Founder, The Imagination Factory
(recipient of Rail Safety and Standards Board’s funding for optimising predictable and optimised braking)

3.45      Development of a model for multiple limit trains braking in low adhesion conditions
Hamid Alturbeh, Research Fellow Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield 

4.00     Q & A

4.10     Panel discussion – new developments in brake systems taking place now and what can we expect in the future 

Manohar Singh, Lead Bogie Brake Engineer, Bombardier
Andrea Ottati, Trenitalia
Yang Weijun, China Academy of Railway Science
Andrew Gray, Power Engineer, Transport for London
Oscar Martos, Project Officer, European Railway Agency
Julian Swan, Co-Founder, The Imagination Factory
Raphael Pfaff, Professor of Rail Engineering, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Hamid Alturbeh, Research Fellow – Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield
Frank Minde, DB Systemtechnik

4.40     Close of conference and exhibition