Connecting Science and Practice Towards Future Rail-Wheel Interaction
The 11th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM 2018) will be organized by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), in The Netherlands, September 24-27, 2018. The theme of the conference is Connecting Science and Practice Towards Future Rail-Wheel Interaction.
The ever increasing demands for higher speed, capacity, efficiency and safety of railway systems impose increasing demands on the small contact patch of wheel and rail in terms of bearing capability, reliability and durability. Railways are increasingly demanding better and predictive performance from the train-track systems which are affected by rail-wheel contact. These can only be achieved through an improved understanding of the behaviour and mechanisms of rail-wheel contact by fundamental scientific research and innovative engineering, operation and maintenance.