Your committee of eight retired IET members has arranged a programme of lectures and visits which will be shown on these pages and which we hope will be of interest to all members and friends. We look forward to welcoming you at these events. Do look out for the Monthly Newsletter which provides more details and a summary of lectures and visits.
High Speed Railway
A talk by Professor Peter Woodward,
Atkins Chair of High Speed Railway Engineering Heriot Watt University
on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 7pm in the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh,
Administration Buildings, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH35LR
'Mitigating the critical speed effect for high-speed trains'
The presentation will discuss some of the interesting geodynamic issues surrounding the development of high-speed railway lines.
The talk will first examine the issue of critical speed showing how this phenomenon develops with increasing train speed. The second part will present mitigation methodologies showing how both upper and lower track stiffness can contribute to the mitigation effect. Simulations of real treated sites are included.
The talk concludes by looking at some interesting observations on the performance of both ballast and concrete slab-track as train speeds increase from high-speed to ultra-high speed.
T he SERMS committee is always keen to hear about any proposals from members for future talks and/or visits. Please give any suggestions (with contact details if known) as comments to this blog.
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