Modelling of properties and damage in wheel and rail materials (CHARMEC MU30)
Research Project , 2013 – 2021

This senior research project is a complement to the new doctoral projects MU35 and MU36 dealing with characterization of material behaviour. The tasks are to continue developing collaborations with experts on advanced materials characterization as well as material modelling, to handle compilation of results for Shift2Rail, and to apply for additional funding regarding specialized studies that will be of benefit for CHARMEC. The overall aim is to achieve higher quality of the knowledge chain starting from designing tests to characterize mechanical material behaviour relevant for wheel and rail performance, all the way to help interpreting results for robust implementation into material models useful for predictions of cyclic deformation, damage and fatigue. In a similar way, the present project MU30 has supported the earlier doctoral projects MU28 and MU29, now finalized.


Johan Ahlström (contact)

Professor at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Engineering Materials


Abetong AB

Växjö, Sweden

Atkins Sverige AB

Stockholm, Sverige

Bombardier Transportation GmbH

Siegen, Germany

Faiveley Transport Nordic AB

Landskrona, Sweden

Green Cargo AB

Solna, Sweden

Lucchini Sweden AB

Surahammar, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Transport Administration

Borlänge, Sweden

SweMaint AB

Göteborg, Sweden

voestalpine Schienen GmbH

Leoben, Austria

voestalpine VAE GmbH

Zeltweg, Austria


Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2021

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Sustainable development

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Materials Science

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