RIVAS – Vibrations: Ways out of the Annoyance

A summary of outcomes

Please find the final brochure of the RIVAS project under Results and Publications.


“Vibration – Ways out of the annoyance”, was held in Brussels, on 21 November 2013

Please find here more information.


Mitigation Measures at Source (WP2)

The objectives of WP2 are to define, optimize and demonstrate selected measures related to track and rolling stock maintenance to reduce excitation of ground vibration at source.

More specifically, this implies the following steps:

  • Identify the different types of track and wheel irregularities and their influence on vibration generation.
  • Work out optimised maintenance measures for track (e.g. hanging sleeper, track geometry, switch) and wheels (e.g. out-of-roundness, wheel flats) to minimize effectively the emission of vibrations
  • Carry out full scale demonstration for some important maintenance measures for track (e.g. ballast tamping and grinding) and wheels (e.g. turning).