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    Aerodynamics GB Working Group

    Scope

    The scope of the Aerodynamics GB Working Group covers issues relating to aerodynamics. It covers the following areas of work:All matters of relevance and interest to the railway industry in the field of aerodynamics (the effects of a train moving through the air) including wind and wind loading.

    Acting as the RSSB stakeholder group within the rail industry to commission and co-ordinate research and development in aerodynamics in accordance with the Infrastructure Topic Research Plan, Area 7 Aerodynamics.

    To support the implementation of aerodynamics in standards through the provision of expert advice to the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees. Minutes of the working group and its outputs are discussed at both the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees and also at the Freight Technical Committee. The group reports to both the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees. The working group may also report to the Vehicle/Structures System Interface Committee on matters of aerodynamic research. Expertise areas covered are all aspects of railway aerodynamics in the open air and in tunnels, European standards, and TSIs.

    Message from the chair

    Aerodynamics GB WG deals with topics in railway aerodynamics.  It is the UK mirror group to CEN TC256 WG6. It provides a forum for UK rail experts to contribute to, have oversight of and comment on the standards produced by WG6.

      Membership

      The committee has members representing the following industry categories:

      • passenger train operators
      • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • infrastructure contractors
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • British Standards Institution
      • RSSB.
      Chair of committee: Terry Johnson , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB main representative: John Lane , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Amal Makki
      Rail Delivery Group
      RSSB
      Carl Baxendell
      Davis Wagon Services Limited
      Private Wagon Federation
      Rob Eggleton
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Nathalie Flassig
      Bombardier Transportation (Rolling Stock) UK Ltd
      Suppliers
      Richard Jones
      Railway Industry Association (RIA)
      Industry Association
      Hayley Farrar
      First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd
      Independent
      Julian Staden
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Stoper
      University of Birmingham
      Roger Gawthorpe
      Roger Gawthorpe
      Independent
      Terry Johnson
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Chair
      Kirstie Smith
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Peter Theobald
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Mick Bishop
      Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited
      Suppliers
      Martin Osman
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      David Polhill
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      John Lane
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      C J Baker
      University of Birmingham
      Academia
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Industry Groups Manager for questions about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      Kirstie Smith
      Tel: Kirstie.Smith@rssb.co.uk
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