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HEPL / KIPAC Seminar

Thursday — May 15, 2014

Jesus Feles Mindan

Technical University of Madrid – UPM

The Use of Simulation to Improve the Economic Viability of New Railway Projects

Abstract: Due to its safety characteristics, signaling equipment in railway systems requires a great amount of testing and validation during the different stages of its life cycle, and particularly during the installation and commissioning of a new line or upgrade of an existing line. The key is to develop a tool to reduce the above-mentioned efforts by simulating a whole railway environment, fulfilling the interfaces between subsystems and elements of these subsystems, and later interchanging simulated elements for real ones.

In this way, a testing environment for signaling equipment and data has been developed for the ERTMS/ETCS system. This system has been developed, and is currently adding new modules and functionalities, for companies of the Invensys Group: Westinghouse Rails Systems in the UK and Dimetronic Signals in Spain, actually belonging to Siemens Group, which are using it for the new ERTMS lines under their responsibility.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Physics/Astrophysics Bldg., Conference Room 232 (Map)

(Light refreshments available 4:00pm; Presentation begis 4:15pm)

Open to All