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Application of UIC 421 Procedure to Freight Trains Fitted with a Distribute Power System

Name: Luciano Cantone

Organisation: University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Presentation Title: Application of UIC 421 Procedure to Freight Trains Fitted with a Distribute Power System (EB2021-IBC-011)

Session: Intelligent Braking and Braking Control (Rail), Tuesday 18th May 2021, 14:00 - 15:40 (Central European Summer Time - CEST)

What do you find most interesting about the topic of your presentation?

The fact that it is a really applied research activity, ready to go soon on the market.

When discussing this topic with industry peers, what question are you most frequently asked? How do you answer it?

They ask: is it safe? I say: yes, it is!

Who do you think will be most interested in your presentation, and who would you most like to ask questions about it?

Railway undertaking are interested in this research, the question for them is when do you put in service the results of this research?

What specific topics or technology are you hoping to see in other presentations or in the exhibition?

Other presentation on longitudinal train dynamics.

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About Luciano Cantone.

He is author of more than 60 scientific papers. Train dynamics and evaluation of safe train operations are the main topics of his research activity. He is also currently Teacher of “Reliability and Safety of Machines” and “Design of Terrestrial Vehicles”. The research on train dynamics has led to a calculation software named TrainDy, which has been UIC certified in January 2009 against more than 30 experimental tests provided by DB AG, SNCF and TRENITALIA. He has been the scientific coordinator for the University of Rome Tor Vergata in FP7 MARATHON. He has been involved, with other members of UIC TrainDy Special Group, in two UIC projects: “Update of UIC 421” and “LongT” (Long Train Project), on interoperability issues connected to long and non-conventional freight trains. He has been coordinator of the Shift2Rail Open Call Project named Marathon2Operation (M2O, to study the safety of long freight trains with up to 4 traction units and 1500 m length in radio communication.

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