ICRI Workshop on RCF and Wear of Rails and Wheels


ICRI Workshop 2024

The next ICRI multi-day Workshop will take place in

Vienna, Austria

September 18 – September 20, 2024

More Information to come soon – call for papers information see below

Call for Papers:

This is the first call for papers for the ICRI 2024 Conference in Vienna/Austria, September 18-20, 2024.

The program committee has identified several topics of interest:

  • Milling and grinding
  • Vehicle-Track simulation (digital twins?)
  • Measurement technology (friction, contact patch, surface initiated defects)
  • Noise and vibration (re. suspensions, etc.)
  • Squats and Studs
  • Applications of girder/grooved rails and restraining rails
  • Track stiffness (inc. transitions) and related w/r damage
  • Machine learning and AI applications to VTI
  • High hardness steels (applications and performance)
  • Wheel polygonization/out of roundness
  • Adhesion (high, low, modelling, damage from, …)
  • Combined track geometry defects => broken rails and derailment risk
  • Wheel and rail degradation modeling
  • Friction management
  • Rail corrugation
  • Switches and crossings – improved modeling and designs
  • Welds (weld repairs, dipping, damage at, failures)

Ultimately, we will settle on 10 topics that our plenary format and time frame allow for.  This will be in part guided by the submission received.  If you are interested in presenting at the ICRI Conference on any of these topics, please provide us (by e-mail) with a short (100-250 words) abstract of your proposed presentation before January 22, 2024.

The presentation language is English. Your presentation time slot will be approximately 25 minutes with subsequent time for Q&A and general discussion.