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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.

The talk will be preceded by the SERMS and SE Scotland Local Network AGMs

Refreshments from 6.30pm

April 2016

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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. Regards Walter Thomson read more...
Posted by Walter Thomson on IET Scotland South East Retired Members (SERMS) Oct 25, 2015 11:41 AM GMT


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