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Welcome to the research catalogue. Search by entering a title, keyword(s) or project reference number below (e.g. "wayfinding" or T1010 or COF-INP-05) or use the filters to narrow down options.

Information about legacy projects can be found in SPARK

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COF-UOH-62
End Date: 2021
Underway
The project would determine the viability of using Wheel Impact Load Detector data for detecting defects on freight wagons. Read More
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COF-UOH-53
End Date: 2021
Underway
This project will investigate whether it is possible to infer whether trains are approaching red aspects from C-class messages alone by using machine… Read More
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COF-UOH-56
End Date: 2021
Underway
At the moment there are several different standards containing limits for the control of wheel flats. This work will compliment that study carried out… Read More
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COF-UOH-58
End Date: 2021
Underway
This project will review existing electrification monitoring systems to identify their limitations, understand the barriers to data being reported in… Read More
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COF-UOH-16
End Date: 2016
Complete
This project aims to develop initial software architecture for Big Data Risk Analysis (BDRA) for the GB railways and continued updating of that… Read More
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COF-UOH-13
End Date: 2016
Complete
This project focused on developing risk visualisation as a powerful tool to communicate risks and numeric values in risk. Read More
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COF-UOH-CCA
End Date: 2019
Complete
The aim of this research was to explore whether, and how natural language processing could be used to extract safety learnings from unstructured data… Read More
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COF-UOH-23
End Date: 2018
Complete
This research aimed to determine whether flange height and thickness limits can be changed to allow more wear without having an adverse impact on… Read More
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COF-UOH-FDR
End Date: 2019
Complete
The aim of this research was to establish how derailment frequency for container wagons differs from other wagon types and whether this has changed… Read More
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COF-UOH-29
End Date: 2019
Complete
The aim of the research was to demonstrate that data from a range of different sources can be used to inform and improve the bowtie approach to risk… Read More
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Research Project
COF-UOH-39
End Date: 2019
Complete
The purpose of this project was to better understand and predict plastic flows in rails and wheels in a variety of situations. Read More
Research Project
COF-UOH-51
End Date: 2021
Underway
Fundamental material properties will be captured using tensile and cyclical testing for a range of standard and premium rail steel grades, and a… Read More
Research Project
COF-UOH-ADCI
End Date: 2017
Complete
Developing and implementing Automated Driver Competency Performance Indicators (CPIs) based on On Train Monitoring Recorder (OTMR) data to analyse and… Read More
Research Project
COF-UOH-50
End Date: 2021
Underway
This project aims to investigate the deficiencies in the current Whole Life Rail Model and provide further validation and guidance for future… Read More
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COF-UOH-59
End Date: 2021
Underway
This proposal sets out a programme of work for completing the lateral loading requirements for track systems. Read More
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COF-UOH-ETT
End Date: 2017
Complete
This research sought to examine more efficient ways of extending wheelset life on trains by reprofiling on wheel lathes. Read More
Research Project
COF-UOH-46
End Date: 2019
Complete
This project explored how data from a comprehensive three-month programme of track testing double and variable rate sanding could be used to support… Read More
Research Project
COF-UOH-36
End Date: 2019
Complete
This work investigated low cost improvements that could be made to freight wagon suspension design to more adequately accommodate container traffic.… Read More
Research Project
COF-UOH-64
End Date: 2021
Underway
The purpose of this proposed project is to investigate the need for a maximum flange width limit, and if there is a need propose a limit value. Read More
Research Project
COF-UOH-49
End Date: 2021
Underway
This project will seek to understand and document the current catenary height requirements at level crossings and propose recommendations for limits… Read More
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