VEL-WAGON

"Versatile, Efficient and Longer Wagon for European Transportation"

 Coordinatore TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN 

 Organization address address: STRASSE DES 17 JUNI 135
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10623

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Silke
Cognome: Hönert
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 314 79973
Fax: +49 30 314 21689

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 1˙107˙704 €
 EC contributo 831˙687 €
 Programma FP7-TRANSPORT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Transport (including Aeronautics)
 Code Call FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-12-01   -   2012-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

 Organization address address: STRASSE DES 17 JUNI 135
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10623

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Silke
Cognome: Hönert
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 314 79973
Fax: +49 30 314 21689

DE (BERLIN) coordinator 398˙484.00
2    ZILINSKA UNIVERZITA V ZILINE

 Organization address address: UNIVERZITHA 821 5/1
city: ZILINA
postcode: 1026

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Fabián
Email: send email
Telefono: +421 41 5135011
Fax: +421 41 5135054

SK (ZILINA) participant 199˙091.00
3    KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

 Organization address address: Valhallavaegen 79
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 10044

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susanne
Cognome: Weideskog
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 8 790 7954
Fax: +46 8 21 28 99

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 151˙200.00
4    TATRAVAGONKA AS

 Organization address address: STEFANIKOVA 887/53
city: POPRAD
postcode: 058 01

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Miroslav
Cognome: Tomas
Email: send email
Telefono: +421 918 735102
Fax: +421 52 7112121

SK (POPRAD) participant 82˙912.00

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logistics    fewer    transportation    efficiency    railway    wagon    freight    longer    solution    intermodal    finished    vel    infrastructure    axle    trend    axles    load    market    wagons   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Project VEL-Wagon will be a key milestone for the efficiency of intermodal freight wagons since it will demonstrate that fewer elements and less dead weight can result in the same or even more transport output. Coherently, the project will design a versatile platform element for a multipurpose function and intermodal use that will bring about an important gain of flexibility, accessibility and efficiency of railway services. The project will investigate the current status of the European freight railway market and, more importantly, it will look at the trend thereof and its associated logistics. In synchronisation, a wagon engineering activity will be launched for determining the final costs of a solution matching the market requirements. The basic working paradigm is the markets need for longer and lighter wagons with fewer axles. This has already been corroborated in a recent study commissioned by FERRMED and corresponds with the intermodal market trend of using increasingly longer intermodal loading units. Indeed, in advanced and modern logistics, due to the transportation of finished and semi-finished products, the value of the cargo has increased and its density has decreased. The project will examine the limits of light wagon construction and the future infrastructure response to the everyday-more-challenging railway traffic. The investigation will be initiated with concrete wagon concepts to be examined, namely, 4-axle rigid platforms of 80 to 90 feet length. The outcome will be a compromised solution between economic aspects and technical constraints. Intentionally, the result will pave the way for further investigations of max allowable axle load in Europe, since, in respect to infrastructure solicitation, fewer axles with somewhat higher load may be equivalent to more axles with regular load. The research intention of VEL-Wagon is necessary for understanding and paving the way for the future European transportation sustainability.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

European researchers have come together to develop larger, more efficient train wagons adaptable to the emerging needs of the EU freight market.

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