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Train pass-by noise source characterization and separation tools for cost-effective vehicle certification

TRANSIT

Train pass-by noise source characterization and separation tools for cost-effective vehicle certification

Call for proposal: 
H2020-S2RJU-OC-2019
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

TRANSIT aims at providing the railway community with a proven set of innovative tools and methodologies to reduce the environmental impact and improve interior acoustic comfort of railway vehicles. Noise is one of the main environmental challenges for the railway industry. Currently vehicle certification and authorisation requires extensive measurement campaigns on dedicated test tracks, leading to high cost and time expenses. In the future virtual certification of railway vehicles and improved authorisation procedures should reduce these expenses. Furthermore, increasing energy efficiency of railway transport is a key goal of Shift2Rail and efforts are ongoing to reduce vehicle weight, e.g. by applying composite material technology in the design of the carbody. However, this could potentially lead to increased interior noise levels as sound insulation is inherently related to mass, hence compromising the interior acoustic comfort.

In this project the next major steps will be taken towards virtual testing, enhanced flexibility and compatibility in authorisation procedures. This will be achieved by developing accurate and robust source characterization and separation methods and techniques, and exterior noise simulation tools that will facilitate virtual testing and more cost-effective vehicle certification and authorisation methods. Regarding interior acoustic comfort, innovative material designs to increase sound transmission loss and absorption will be developed, leading to an improved interior sound quality within the weight constraints.

The TRANSIT consortium has been carefully selected to bring together universities, research institutes and companies with proven expertise in railway noise and vibration and in other important fields such as microphone array technologies and innovative materials. Most TRANSIT participants have been strongly involved in the reference projects Acoutrain and Roll2Rail and many other relevant projects.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Address: 
Den Dolech
5612 AZ Eindhoven
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€222,026
Partner Organisations: 

Vibratec

Address: 
28 Chemin Du Petit Bois
69131 Ecully
France
EU Contribution: 
€123,900

Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan

Address: 
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€135,469

Union Des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes - Unife

Address: 
AVENUE LOUISE 221
1050 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€71,219

Metro De Madrid Sa

Address: 
Calle Cavanilles 58
28007 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€42,938

Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

Address: 
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1
2595 DA DEN HAAG
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€204,883

Technische Universitat Berlin

Address: 
STRASSE DES 17 JUNI 135
10623 Berlin
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€136,275

University Of Southampton

Address: 
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€190,750

Ingenieria Para El Control Del Ruido, Sl

Address: 
C/ BERRUGUETE 52 PLANTA BAJA
08035 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€181,260
Technologies: 
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