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Venue: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University
The Fifteenth International Conference on
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Prague, Czech Republic
1-4 September 2015
organised in cooperation with
The Faculty of Civil Engineering
Czech Technical University, Prague

Special Session Call for Papers:
Special Session: CC2015-10
Computational Methods for Railway Technology
Session Aims and Scope
Increasing demands on improving the efficiency and competitiveness of the railway networks require the operation and maintenance cost reduction, by increasing the life cycle of both vehicles and tracks. Further challenges lie in increasing the speed, interoperability, safety and comfort of railway transportation.

This multidisciplinary session aims at bringing together researchers and experts from various fields reporting on the current state of railway research and development. The discussion should promote the interaction and collaboration among universities, research centers, railway operators and industry in order to identify problems, propose solutions and indicate directions of future research.

The Session is devoted to Mechanical, Civil and Geotechnical experts and will cover, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Railway dynamics
  • High-speed trains
  • Vehicle-track-soil interaction
  • Ground-borne noise and vibrations due to trains passage
  • Vehicle and track damage
  • Wear and rolling contact fatigue
  • Pantograph-catenary interaction
  • Simulation techniques for virtual homologation
  • Aerodynamics of high-speed trains
  • Aero-acoustic and rolling noise emitted by high-speed trains
  • Noise and vibration mitigation for rail transportation systems
  • Attenuation of railway traffic induced vibrations
  • Structural health monitoring of railway tracks
  • In-situ measurements and experimental validation of numerical models
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Dr J. Pombo, Heriot-Watt University, UK and LAETA/IDMEC/IST & ISEL, Portugal, (jpombo AT
  • Dr V. Markine, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (v.l.markine AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CC2015-S10" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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