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4th Railway Brake & Friction Conference

10 - 11 December 2019

SRM Institute of Science & Technology

Chennai, India 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

TUESDAY 10TH DECEMBER

08:30

Registration 

08:45

Departure by coach to Mahabalipuram – all attendees are invited, but must register in advance

14:00

Lunch in exhibition hall 

15:00

Chairperson’s Welcome

15:10

Modernising India’s railway infrastructure 

  •  understanding the main challenges and opportunities 
  • improvements in railway safety 
  • building new track systems and infrastructure for metro, freight and high speed trains

Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways 

15:40

Friction solutions for metro rail in India

Balaji Srinevasan, Vice President, Rane Brake and Linings 

16:10

Topic to be confirmed shortly

Senior representative, Carlisle Brake & Friction 

16:40

Networking break

17:15

End of day one

WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 

09:15

Registration 

09:30

Brake design, safety and testing

  • braking test procedure for metro, freight and high speed trains
  • required perfromance of braking systems 

Shailendra Jaiswal, Principal Executive Director, Research Design and Standards Organisation  

10:00

Metro brake systems: worldwide and Indian applications

  • overview of brake systems for metro applications (non-Indian)
  • overview of brake systems for metro applications for metro application (Indian)
  • specific request for Indian metro application 

Senior representative, Alstom 

 

10:30

Novel metal-ceramic brake pads 

  • ‘hot powder forging’ – an alternative technique for producing metallo ceramic pads
  • technique for reducing the processing cost by consolidating power processsing and sintering mechanism simultaneously 
  • efficient bonding between backing plate and friction layer and designing for variety of braking applications 

Lenin Singaravelu, Associate Professor Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, India 

 

11:00

Morning coffee 

11:20

Martensite formation on electric multiple unit wheels during peak monsoon season in India – an experimental and field study

  • solving brake block and wheel problems caused by martensite formation
  • evaluating the results from tribological tests and field studies 

T.N Venkataramani, Vice President R & D, Hindustan Composites Ltd 

 

11:50

Dynamometer evaluation of “K” type and “L” type brake blocks

  • understanding why dynamometer evaluation is important for friction evaluation
  • dynamometer assessment as per ERRI specification
  • comparison of data baetween two dynamometers 

L Ramasamy, Consultant, MASU Brakes

12:20

Role of micro surface textures in controlling wear and friction under starved lubrication conditions

Shubrajit Bhaumik, Assistant Professor, Tribology and Surface Interaction Research Laboratory, SRM Institute of Science and Technology 

12:50

Lunch and networking 

14:00

Finite element modeling and experimental validation of temperature evolution in locomotive wheels fitted with cast iron and composite brake blocks 

  • finite element prediction of temperature evolution in locomotive wheels during braking 
  • frictional characteristics of cast iron and composite iron blocks 
  • validation of temperature evolution in locomotive wheels using field trials using cast iron and composite brake blocks

Dr Vineesh K P,  Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut 

14:30

Effect of physical properties towards overall performance in railway brake lining 

S. Habib Rahmathulla, Managing Director, FRICMART

15:00

Analysing railway brake friction patents: what can we learn

understanding how data analysis has evolved 

how can data analysis add significant value to companies

finding valuable information from published patents 

Dr Vijay Subramanian, India Representative, Alroko

15:30

Railway procurement and market entry structures 

  • key factors for success in India
  • understanding decision making dynamics

Vijay Narayanan, Founder & Lead Consultant, VNA Consulting Services 

15:45

Drinks reception

16:30

End of conference 

Conference extras at no extra cost to you…

 

1) Make the most of your event and join other delegates on an excursion to Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on Tuesday 10th December, for creative inspiration and extra networking opportunities. 

 

 2) Drinks reception  on Wednesday 11th December so that you have an extra opportunity to discuss the conference presentations with other delegates, network in a relaxed manner, make new connections and mingle with friends. 

Please note Brake Conference Ltd reserves the right to make any changes,  at any time, to the programme, timings, speakers, topics, sessions and breaks, receptions, tours etc.