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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: CC2015-16
Railroads and Rail Infrastructure Dynamics: Modelling, Design and Technologies
Session Aims and Scope
Recent development of rail transportation (including trams and high speed trains) leads to new problems regarding analysis of dynamic behaviour of transport infrastructure, but also produces new questions with regard to technological aspects of railroads construction. One can underline many important concerns appearing in modern rail industry, such as: increase of velocity, prevention of surroundings against noise and vibrations, vibration mitigation, cost reduction for maintenance, improvement of heavy transport and others. Construction of safer, more comfortable and cheaper transport became the aim of researchers and industrial companies. New modelling approaches, accompanied by analytical solutions and numerical experiments seem to be an appropriate direction of future investigations explaining real structures dynamic phenomena. Measurements carried out for models validation and better prediction of existing structures behaviour should lead to their improvement and production of new industrial solutions possible to implement in real scenario. The session is addressed to academic and industry researchers to bring together practical and theoretical ideas allowing improvement of technologies being in use, but also leading to better understanding of physical problems appearing in rail constructions subjected to dynamic excitations.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Track-soil dynamic interaction 
  • Wave and vibration propagation in railway systems
  •  Multilayered media representing trackways 
  • Vibrations and noise generated by rail transportation 
  • Vibration and noise attenuation 
  • Contact fatigue 
  • Track corrugation problems 
  • Railroads 
  • Analytical and numerical modelling 
  • Measurements and experimental validation 
  • System identification for railway dynamics
  •  Environmental vibrations 
  • Traffic induced vibrations
  •  Multi-body dynamics 
  • Hybrid vehicles and technologies

and others associated with problems described.

For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Dr P. Koziol, Cracow University of Technology, Poland, (Piotr.Koziol AT and
  • Dr C. Mares, Brunel University, Uxbridge, London, United Kingdom, (Cristinel.Mares 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-S16" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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