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Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Venue: THotel, Cagliari, Sardinia
Railways 2016
The Third International Conference on
Railway Technology:
Research, Development and Maintenance
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
5-8 April 2016

Special Session Call for Papers:

Special Session: RW2016-S26
Dynamic Response of Structures and Media under Moving Forces or/and Masses: from Modelling to Applications
Session Aims and Scope

The aim of this session is to bring together researchers and engineers from academia and industry, to share knowledge, experience and ideas in modelling the dynamic response of structures and media to moving forces and/or masses. It covers a broad research area from simple models to applications, analytical modelling, numerical simulations, design, experimental measurements and optimization.

The organizers would like to focus on the following topics:

  • Analytical and numerical modelling for moving loads or/and masses
  • Layered media, finite phononic-like solutions, as well as periodic structures modelling
  • Wave propagation in dynamic systems
  • Semi-analytical approaches to dynamic systems analysis
  • Vibrations and noise generated by rail transportation
  • Vibration mitigation, prevention of surroundings against noise and vibrations
  • Measurements and experimental validation
  • Use of composite materials (e.g. cork composite and others) and technologies,
  • Investigation of railway safety and passengers comfort
  • Improvements and optimization techniques for track-soil vibration and/or railway vehicles
  • Stress wave patterns and amplification of train-track vibrations at high speeds
  • Analytical modelling of railway tracks

For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Professor P. Koziol, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Road and Railway Engineering, Department of Rail and Air Transport Infrastructure, Cracow University of Technology, Poland (pkoziol AT; piotr.koziol AT
  • Professor M. de Matos Neves, Department of Mechanical Engineering, LAETA, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (miguel.matos.neves 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 "RW2016-S26" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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