Upcoming Events

ICRI Webinar: Quality Indices to manage rail grinding / Scoring of Rail Profiles. June 23, 2021 / 13:00 PDT / 16:00 EDT

Quality Indices to Manage Rail Grinding, Sean Regehr, Advanced Rail Management

Advanced Rail Management continues to explore approaches for better monitoring and managing the performance of rail grinding programs.  As compared with the more common “Grinding Quality Index”, which is in fact just a measure of how close the rail shape is to the target template, ARM has incorporated three different indices to address the multiple goals of rail grinding: A Surface Damage Index quantifies the surface fatigue, a Rail Corrugation Index represents the corrugation roughness, and a Profile Deviation Index is a measure of the difference between the measured and target rail profile shapes.  A composite index that merges the three has also been developed.  In this presentation we will cover the motivation, measurement tools, analytical methods and mapping approaches used to support the rail grinding process on transit systems in North America.

Scoring of Rail Profiles – Ankur Ashtekar, Sentient Science

The ICRI Rail Profile Scoring initiative aims to collaborate with academic and industry leaders to investigate and define a guideline to compare performance of rail profiles. The scores could help determine which templates would work better for a specific site, and or conditions, or help guide improvements for new template designs.  This webinar will provide a quick overview of the initiative and the initial proposal for project framework, along with a call for leaders to help achieve the goals of the initiative.

Please contact Eric Magel for the webinar link.

26th Annual Wheel Rail Interaction Conference. October 18-21, 2021

Annual conference on wheel-rail interaction topics coming to Chicago/IL.

For more information: Wheel Rail Seminars

27th Annual Wheel Rail Interaction Conference. Vancouver, June 2022

Annual conference on wheel-rail interaction topics coming to Vancouver in 2022

For more information: Wheel Rail Seminars

Fifth International Conference on Railway Technology, 22-25 August 2022, Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Originally planned for 2021 this conference got postponed by a year due to COVID-19. More information will be published here upon availability.

International Conference on Contact Mechanics – CM 2022. 04-07 September 2022, Melbourne, Australia

The 12th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM 2022) will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 4-7 September 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme of CM 2022 is Advancing the Science and Practice of the Wheel/Rail Interface to Improve Railway Operation Efficiency

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