Results to exemplify the joint EU-project INNOTRACK – Innovative track systems
Paper in proceedings, 2009

The INNOTRACK R&D project is today in its third year. Today about 100 deliverables out of 130 are ready. The research in INNOTRACK focuses on mixed traffic and deals with three key parts of the track namely track support structure, switches & crossings and rails & welding. The innovative results from INNOTRACK are, in addition to the technical analysis, scrutinized from an LCC and RAMS perspective as well as from a logistic standpoint. The result shows that significant reduction to costs is possible to reach. The paper gives a short overview of INNOTRACK and then goes into more detail on some results with bearing to heavy haul operations.

insulated joints


Rails & welding

wheel flats


switches & crossings


hollow sleepers

inclined piling

alarm limits

track and vehicle characteristics


Björn Paulsson

Anders Ekberg

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Francis Delooz

Proceedings 9th International Heavy Haul Conference (IHHA2009)

Vol. 1 128-134

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Building Technologies

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