PANTOTRAIN

PANTOgraph and catenary interaction Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network

 Coordinatore UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE 

 Organization address address: Avenue Louise 221 - bte11
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ross
Cognome: Hanley
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 642 23 21
Fax: +32 2 626 12 61

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Totale costo 3˙534˙166 €
 EC contributo 2˙166˙370 €
 Programma FP7-TRANSPORT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Transport (including Aeronautics)
 Code Call FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-06-01   -   2012-05-31

 Partecipanti

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1    UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

 Organization address address: Avenue Louise 221 - bte11
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ross
Cognome: Hanley
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 642 23 21
Fax: +32 2 626 12 61

BE (BRUXELLES) coordinator 137˙078.70
2    POLITECNICO DI MILANO

 Organization address address: PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
city: MILANO
postcode: 20133

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Simonetta
Cognome: Danesi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 2399 8200
Fax: +39 02 2399 8202

IT (MILANO) participant 363˙795.00
3    DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

 Organization address address: Potsdamer Platz 2
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10785

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gunnar
Cognome: Baumann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1308 7312
Fax: +49 89 1308 3544

DE (BERLIN) participant 343˙088.00
4    INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

 Organization address address: Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
city: LISBOA
postcode: 1049-001

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Teresa
Cognome: Malhoa
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 21 841 7731
Fax: +351 21 848619

PT (LISBOA) participant 288˙939.16
5    SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS

 Organization address address: PLACE AUX ETOILES 2
city: ST DENIS
postcode: 93200

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jean-Jacques
Cognome: Thomas
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 53 42 92 72
Fax: +33 1 53 42 92 54

FR (ST DENIS) participant 179˙401.50
6    ALSTOM TRANSPORT S.A.

 Organization address address: Avenue Andre Malraux 3
city: LEVALLOIS PERRET
postcode: 92300

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Daniel
Cognome: Cadet
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 41669188
Fax: +33 1 41668802

FR (LEVALLOIS PERRET) participant 176˙024.00
7    RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD LIMITED

 Organization address address: TORRENS STREET 1 BLOCK 2
city: London
postcode: EC1V 1NY

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stephen
Cognome: Mills
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 207 554 4603
Fax: +44 2073837809

UK (London) participant 147˙452.84
8    BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

 Organization address address: SCHONEBERGER UFER 1
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10785

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Roland
Cognome: Wolf
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 98607 1278

DE (BERLIN) participant 110˙549.50
9    ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS

 Organization address address: Domaine des Bois d'Houlbec
city: HOULBEC COCHEREL
postcode: 27120

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Céline
Cognome: Secchi
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 72 35 52 98
Fax: +33 4 72 35 80 31

FR (HOULBEC COCHEREL) participant 91˙487.00
10 Stemmann-Technik GmbH DE participant 79˙863.50
11    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Enrico
Cognome: Rolle
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 44585 089
Fax: +39 06 44585 091

IT (ROMA) participant 78˙750.00
12    CONTACT S.R.L.

 Organization address address: Via G. Porzio Is.E3
city: Napoli
postcode: 80143

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Francesca
Cognome: Lacala
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0823 821529
Fax: +39 0823 584811

IT (Napoli) participant 54˙812.00
13    UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

 Organization address address: RUE JEAN REY 16
city: PARIS
postcode: 75015

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Aline
Cognome: Wego
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 44 49 20 64
Fax: +33 1 44 49 20 69

FR (PARIS) participant 40˙390.80
14    INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE S.A.

 Organization address address: Paseo de la Habana 138
city: MADRID
postcode: 28036

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Nome: Eduardo
Cognome: Marcos
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 343 62 26

ES (MADRID) participant 32˙770.50
15    ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA PARA A NORMALIZACAO E CERTIFICACAO FERROVIARIA

 Organization address address: RUA ENG FERREIRA DE MESQUITA EDIFICIO CP BLOCO B 1 1
city: LISBOA
postcode: 1099 35

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eduardo
Cognome: Correia
Email: send email
Telefono: +35 1211026490
Fax: +35 1211026499

PT (LISBOA) participant 23˙580.00
16    NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

 Organization address address: 1 EVERSHOLT STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: NW1 2DN

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Barnatt
Cognome: Neil
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 020 7557 8057
Fax: +44 020 7557 8090

UK (LONDON) participant 18˙387.50

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lines    regulatory    designed    vehicle    saving    dynamics    interaction    uplift    force    approval    country    stock    burdens    catenary    rig    train    line    conformity    pantographs    faster    pantograph    interoperability    cluster    overhead    designs    acceptance    certification    speed    interoperable    tsi    appropriate    trains    aerodynamic    rolling    innovative    network    homologation    simulation    total    model    tested    tools    pantotrain    railway    specifications    time    mechanical    contact    scientists   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The current interoperability approval process for new High Speed and Conventional railway vehicles in Europe is a very long and costly process. The Technical Specifications for Interoperability provide common regulations for the homologation of new rolling stock but do not directly eliminate the current burdens regarding new vehicle approval on each network. In this context, the pantograph/catenary system represents one of the major barriers to rolling stock interoperability. Indeed, each country has developed its own overhead line equipment leading to different catenary designs with variations in mechanical properties. A unified approval method is a key subject that must be addressed to provide a competitive railway system. Hence, PANTOTRAIN proposes to transfer the pantograph/catenary certification from current line testing towards laboratory testing and simulation. This will improve pantograph interoperability, increase train performances on the existing infrastructure and achieve considerable costs and time savings for the homologation of new pantographs The project is part of the TRIO-TRAIN cluster (Total Regulatory Acceptance for the Interoperable Network) which comprises 3 related projects dealing with key railway interoperability issues: Aerodynamics (AEROTRAIN), Railway Dynamics and Track Interaction (DYNOTRAIN) and Pantograph/Catenary Interaction (PANTOTRAIN) all submitted under the 2nd Call of the FP7. The objective of these projects is to propose an innovative methodology via a computer simulation/virtual homologation that will allow multi-system network and route approval in Europe to become a faster, cheaper and better process for all involved stakeholders. Therefore the success of the TRIOTRAIN cluster will lead to a time reduction for relevant parts of the certification process from 24 to 6 months; an 80% saving in effort for the acceptance of a new vehicle already accepted in an other country and an estimated financial saving of €20-50 Million/year'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Ensuring that trains are designed to adequately and safely receive current from overhead lines across different borders is no easy task. EU funded scientists have developed innovative tools to enhance interoperability and speed certification.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Commercial trains are designed to go faster but interoperability with overhead line equipment varies from country to country introducing time and cost burdens on new vehicle approval. The pantograph mounted on the roof of a train collects current from overhead catenary lines. Compatibility of the pantograph and catenary system is thus an important consideration in achieving interoperability.

Scientists initiated the EU funded project 'Pantograph and catenary interaction total regulatory acceptance for the interoperable network' (PANTOTRAIN) to replace current line testing methods for pantographs with an optimised combination of simulation, mock-up testing and field tests. Work was focused on simplifying transnational agreement on specifications (homologation) for pantographs and cross-border service. Team members developed innovative tools as well as novel pantograph designs employing advanced systems combining mechanical and electronic systems with supporting software.

Contact force at the pantograph/catenary interface consists of a static and aerodynamic component. The former is easily measured in a lab or workshop whereas the latter is conventionally line tested. PANTOTRAIN selected an appropriate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of the aerodynamic component including contact force, uplift of the catenary wire at the supports and vertical movement of the contact point from several algorithms. Simulation results were compared to test rig measurements and line test runs with excellent agreement among all three approaches.

Scientists also developed an extremely accurate multi body model of a pantograph simulating the non-ideal behaviour of the joints by including realistic bushings in the model. Two prototypes of pantographs with active or smart control that adapts automatically via incorporation of sensors and actuators were produced and tested with simulations and a test rig.

PANTOTRAIN partners then optimised the models for use in field conformity assessments. Researchers proposed a homologation map providing mean and standard deviation of contact force and uplift, as well as a measure of the safety margin achieved by the conformity assessment.

Current Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) will be updated within five years. PANTOTRAIN expects to contribute knowledge vital to appropriate changes in TSI and European standards, leading to decreased certification costs, enhanced interoperability and safer train travel.

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