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TRIMIS

Development of an advanced welding procedure of new carbide free bainitic steels for rail

PROJECTS
Funding
Spain
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Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€886 905
EU Contribution
€0
Project Acronym
SOLBAN
STRIA Roadmaps
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Objectives

The objective of SOLBAN was the design and development of a novel welding process, specially designed for high performance rail qualities, and the instrumentation of rails using state-of-the-art sensors for track monitoring and maintenance.
 

Funding

Parent Programmes
Specific funding programme
Proyectos de I+D+I «Retos Colaboración»
Funding Source
Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)

Results

RESULTS
An experimental quality rail was developed and the welding parameters for crackling and aluminothermic welding were defined. A robotic welding head was designed to automate the process and achieve a low level of defects. In addition, sensors with wireless communication systems for specific maintenance were developed and installed on the ArcelorMittal rail network.
 

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Arcelormittal S.a.
Address
19 Avenue de la Liberté, LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
Organisation website
Partner Organisations
Organisation
ITMA
Address
Parque Tecnológico de Asturias, 33428 Llanera Asturias, Spain
Organisation
Universidad De Oviedo
Address
Calle San Francisco 3, 33003 Oviedo, Spain

Technologies

Technology Theme
Infrastructure management
Technology
Railway technological infrastructure

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