To achieve these important goals, the monitoring of the rolling stock and the track condition permit to increase the performance and the flexibility of the infrastructure managers’ by the definition of the most suitable maintenance actions. The development of reliable and interoperable strategies for monitoring and maintenance for railway systems is crucial since those strategies allow reducing costs for maintenance and repairs and to increase safety of operations and the life time of the track and rolling stock components. Furthermore, an integrated approach for testing and homologation of rolling stock is required to promote the interoperability.
This multidisciplinary session aims at bringing together researchers and experts from various fields reporting on the current state of railway research in the area of testing, homologation, condition monitoring and maintenance. The discussion should promote the interaction and collaboration among universities, research centres, railway operators and industry in order to identify problems, to propose solutions and to indicate directions for future research. The Session will cover, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Track and rolling stock condition
- Testing and homologation of rolling stock
- Monitoring techniques
- Measuring systems
- Maintenance techniques
- RAMS for railway systems