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Vehicle dynamics in the rail sector/Australia: Best Paper Award for Klaus Six

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The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks by IAVSD is the world's leading conference on vehicle dynamics. This year, the 25th IAVSD took place in Rockhampton/Australia. Klaus Six, Key Researcher for Rail Systems at VIRTUAL VEHICLE, was selected as a keynote speaker on the topic of traction in wheel-rail contact. He was awarded the Best Oral Paper Award for his lecture.

In 2015, VIRTUAL VEHICLE hosted the 24th edition of the "International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks" (IAVSD2015) in Graz. By that, the research center brought together 350 international experts in the field of vehicle dynamics in Styria’s capital (read more...).

This year’s venue in Rockhampton/Australia was almost at the other end of the world, however, the Graz Research Center was again successfully involved in the event.

One out of two lectures given by Klaus Six, Key Researcher for Rail Systems at VIRTUAL VEHICLE, was selected by the organizer as a keynote. His work focused on the impact of low amounts of water in combination with wear debris and iron oxides on wheel-rail adhesion. The resulting unfavorable traction ratios lead to massive losses of drive and brake force – and, in the worst case, adversely affect safety.

The presentation of Mr. Six was awarded the Best Oral Paper Award by the IAVSD - a precious appreciation by international experts!

 

Title of the Keynote:
Impact of low amounts of water in combination with wear debris / iron oxides on wheel-rail adhesion

Authors:

  • K. Six, G. Trummer, A. Meierhofer
    Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Graz, Austria
  • L. Buckley-Johnstone, R. Lewis
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK