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Agenda

Wednesday – December 9th, 2020

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9:05am

Opening Statements

 

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09:10am

India rail’s rolling stock brake system in the LHB coaches, its en-route monitoring system and brake system testing and maintenance

Kapil Jambuhlkar, Head of Rolling Stock Maintenance, Indian Railways

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09:40AM

Linear induction motors for braking application: a novel concept

Roberto Palacin, Reader in Transport Futures, Newcastle University

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10:10AM

Railroad air brake test

Dominik Browne, Former Dir. Training, Norfolk Southern and Consultant, Heartwood

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10:40AM

Impact of winter weather conditions on brake systems and ways of overcoming the challenges

Denis Emorine, Senior Expert Brake System, Alstom

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11:10AM

Q & A

 

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11:30AM

Networking break

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11:50AM

Braking curves for autonomous shunting and implications for a sensor system

Raphael Pfaff, Professor of Rail Vehicle Engineering, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

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12:20PM

Experimental studies of the causes of disc brake “creaking”

Yury Osenin, Professor, Berdyansk University of Management and Business

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12:50PM

Technical problems related to signaling system parameters for braking, K-Dry and K-Wet

Guido Tarquini, Brake System Senior Engineer, Hitachi

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13:20PM

Q & A

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13:40PM

Lunch break

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14:00PM

Networking

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14:30PM

Optimisation of the wheel/rail interface using Top of Rail Friction Modifiers

Jackie Butterfield, Lead Applications Engineer, L.B Foster Rail Technologies

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15:00PM

The importance of tribochemistry in making organic formulations greener

Carlos Lorenzana, Technical Director, RIMSA

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15:30PM

Friction additives – solutions for various types of friction railway brakes  

Christian Schmied, Tribotecc

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16:00PM

Using simulation to improve operational uncertainty

Stuart Brown, Principal Electrical Engineer, DB ESG

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16:30PM

Q & A

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16:50PM

Networking

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17:20PM

End of conference