Elastomers in the Rail Industry

22 Sep 2023

Elastomers in the Rail Industry

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This IOM3 Elastomer Group Afternoon Technical Discussion Meeting held on Friday 15th September 2023 focussed on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials in the rail industry.

A broad range of elastomers are used for multiple purposes within the rail industry and contribute to the safety and overall comfort of passengers and people in the locality of the tracks. The various approaches to the title indicate that the wide interpretation of elastomers within the sector, ranging from the ballast track systems, through the bogey and into the carriage. .


13:30 (UK time) Chair – Professor James Busfield, Head of the Soft Matter Group in the Department of Materials, Queen Mary University of London

The Evolution of Passenger Rail Vehicle Suspension Systems – Conrad Hextall, Engineering Manager, Rail, Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions
Fatigue Analysis Approaches for Elastomers in Rail Applications – William Mars, President, Endurica
Increased Sustainability in Ballastless Track Systems – Imogen Woodhead, Research Engineer, Tiflex Ltd
Vibration Suppression System Synthesis: A Case Study on Railway Trailing Arm Bush Design – Prof. Jason Zheng Jiang, Professor of Dynamics and Control, University of Bristol

16:30 (UK time) – Event Close

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