The RIVAS FINAL CONFERENCE
“Vibration – Ways out of the annoyance”, was held in Brussels, on 21 November 2013
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The scope of this WP is to tackle ground vibrations at source by developing and optimising mitigation measures on the track itself. As the track characteristics (pad stiffness, fastening system, sleeper,…) plays a major role in the generation of ground vibrations, efficient mitigation measures can be designed to modify the track response with the target of low vibration emission in the ground.
Based on a state-of-the-art review of existing mitigation measures, the most promising solutions will be selected. Development and optimization will be performed by combining computer simulation and laboratory tests. Selected mitigation measures are installed onto commercial tracks to be assessed under normal operating conditions. Activities comprise ballasted in-line track, curves, switches and slab track. Guidelines will be worked out for the efficient application of vibration mitigation measures.
The following tasks will be achieved: