Industry and academia came together to share and collaborate at this year’s RRUKA Annual Conference at the Kings Place, London.
The one day conference provided opportunities for both industry and academia to share knowledge and help shape the future of UK academic rail research.
Yousif Muhamedsalih, a Research Fellow from the University of Huddersfield, was named as the Best Young Rail Researcher, based on his research into Economic Tyre Turning (ETT) on GB railways. Yousif’s work provides strong evidence to support the case that train operators should be allowed to implement ETT policies without having any significant detrimental effect on the infrastructure where they operate, leading to cost savings.
The work could have a considerable future impact on the rail industry by helping to avoid the unnecessary costs incurred replacing wheelsets at heavy overhaul when they still have significant life remaining.
Yousif is currently conducting research projects for RSSB as part of a Strategic Partnership with the university including those related to engineering and safety-risk models integrations, wear and RCF prediction and vehicle derailment studies.
We live streamed innovations from the blue sky village at the event including those designed to deliver better crowding and passenger information plus the Repoint demonstrator was showcased – a breakthrough in track switching technology. To watch the videos please click on the links provided below: