15 September 2023

Elastomers in the Rail Industry

View this on-demand hybrid seminar which took place on Friday 15 September 2023.

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This hybrid seminar will demonstrate a diverse overview of Elastomers in Rail and illustrate the different approaches to using elastomers in the industry. A broad range of elastomers are used for multiple purposes within the rail industry and contribute to the safety and overall comfort of passengers and people in the locality of the tracks. The various approaches to the title indicate that the wide interpretation of elastomers within the sector, ranging from the ballast track systems, through the bogey and into the carriage. 

Chairs: James Busfield | [email protected]; Merryn Hobbs |

  • The Evolution of Passenger Rail Vehicle Suspension Systems
    Conrad Hextall
    Engineering Manager, Rail, Trelleborg AVS
  • Fatigue Analysis Approaches for Elastomers in Rail Applications
    William Mars, Founder & President, Endurica
  • Increased Sustainability in Ballastless Track Systems
    Imogen Woodhead, 
    Research Engineer, Tiflex
  • Vibration Suppression System Synthesis: A Case Study on Railway Trailing Arm Bush Design
    Prof Jason Zheng Jiang
    Professor of Dynamics and Control Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol

Upcoming IOM3 Elastomer Group Events

  • Free

Elastomers in the Rail Industry

Focussing on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials in the rail industry.

  • Free

Elastomers in Sustainable Fashion

Focussing on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials in sustainable fashion

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