Newrail had a stand at Railtex 2013 at Earls Court in London from 29th April to 2nd May 2013. See Railtex website for more information.
During the week we gave presentations on SecureMetro, D-Rail, Spectrum and Wheelchair occupant safety.
The presentations can be accessed here.
NewRail was present at the Railway and Mass Transit Interiors Technology/Design Expo, Boston USA from 24-26 October 2012. See the Rail Interiors website for more information.
Our stand and presentations focused on our work on the D-Cab and the SecureMetro project.
Using advanced sandwich material technology for the main cab structure and crash energy absorption devices, the resulting design of D-Cab is lighter than a conventional steel-framed cab and has fewer component parts, yet retains the necessary performance levels for key aspects such as proof loadings, crashworthiness and missile protection. The reduced mass and integrated nature of D-CAB’s design yields savings in assembly and outfitting costs, as well as in-service reductions in energy consumption and operational costs.
The presentation on the SecureMetro project gave information about the scope of the research into "Mitigating the Effects of Firebomb and Blast Attacks on Metro Systems" and showed recent video of test explosions.
The presentations can be accessed here.
NewRail was at the INNOTRANS 2012 exhibition in Berlin. See the INNOTRANS website.
The focus of our stand at INNOTRANS 2012 was the work of the Rail Freight and Logistics group: their research is into the development of a competitive, efficient, reliable and above all sustainable freight transport system. This can be achieved through intermodal and co-modal means in line with the aims of the EU White Paper 2011 (to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by at least 60% by 2050 and to shift 30% of road freight over 300km to sustainable modes such as rail by 2030). See our schedule of presentations and speakers here. All presentations can be downloaded here.
NewRail had a stand at the Innovation Convention hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.
Click this link for full details of the Innovation Convention
The Freightwise project had a stand at the ITS World Congress Exhibition in Stockholm and gave presentations twice daily to a growing number of delegates who wanted to learn more about the Freightwise Framework.
At some presentations there was literally "standing room only" as interest in Freightwise grew through the week. Demonstrations featured live links via the internet and mobile phones to real business cases.
Freightwise was also the subject of four presentations during the ITS Congress itself and received a very favourable reception.
Jan Tore Pedersen was delighted with the interest generated by our presence in the exhibition. He commented "The reactions from the audiences clearly show that Freightwise produces results that are of interest both to research and industrial communities and that the timing seems right for the results that Freightwise produces."
Schedule of presentations (pdf).
More information about ITS
FREIGHTWISE had a stand at Transport Logistic at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from 12-15 May 2009.
Transport Logistic was the 12th International Exhibition for Logistics, Telematics and Transport. It is the world’s largest logistics exhibition and is a popular gathering for highly capable transport service-providers and decision-makers in the industrial and research sectors and from trade associations.
NewRail's stand at Railtex 2009 helped us make connections with many new contacts in the rail industry leading to local, national and international collaborations.
The stand had over 200 visitors who took away packs containing flyers describing our research areas, the latest NewRail newsletter and other information about the university. Of these visitors, 53 firm enquiries were made which it is hoped will lead to work in the following areas:
- A consultancy design project with an international client;
- Seven research projects to develop local regional engagement;
- A large number of offers of research collaboration;
- Offers of support from research active organisations in the EU New Member States to develop transport research capability and future co-operation;
- Invitations for NewRail to submit papers to conferences;
- A materials research project to develop lightweight innovative composite interiors with a leading UK supplier;
- Enquiries for Mechanical and Systems Engineering undergraduate courses at Newcastle University.
Professor Mark Robinson, Director of NewRail, was very pleased with the number of contacts made, particularly local ones. He said, "It's ironic that we had to travel to London to meet so many representatives of North East regional industry - but it shows that sometimes literally 'setting up shop' is the best way to promote ourselves".
In addition to the interest in NewRail's consultancy and research skills, a number of organisations were interested in the Non Destructive Evaluation sensor and monitoring activities that NewRail perform in conjunction with the Design Unit.
The BESTUFS II, FREIGHTWISE and RETRACK projects were represented at the Polish Logistics Kongress in Poznan, May 7-9th 2008. NewRail manned a stand with the BESTUFS Good Practice Guide and CD Rom, newsletters, brochures and conference invitations. The Kongress is the major Polish logistics event organised by ILIM and was attended by over 700 delegates.
Dewan Islam also gave a presentation on the KOMODA project and the role of the Delphi Survey in researching eLogistics.
NewRail had a stand in the Thematic Village at the JEC Composites Show 2006, which focused on composites that make for better living, namely, a quality of life and innovations that have allowed for composites to be integrated into our daily life. “From bicycles or satellites to air, land and sea transport applications, not to mention sectors such as construction, industry and energy, composites are constantly transforming our world,” says JEC General Manager Frédérique Mutel. “Sooner or later, all sectors will be turning to composite materials – when appropriate – for their unique properties: low weight, strength, corrosion resistance, design freedom, acoustic properties, thermal insulation, etc. They make our daily life easier.”
Professor Mark Robinson gave a presentation on "Lightweighting for Mass Transit Applications" at the prestigious Mass Transit Forum. Further information from Roberto Palacin email@example.com
NewRail had a stand for the 3 days of the Railway Interiors Exhibition. The stand attracted a wide range of interest from diverse sections of other Interiors exhibitors and visitors.
NewRail was also represented by Project manager, Roberto Palacin who presented a paper in the Open Forum. The paper was titled "Design of rail interiors for accessibility and mobility". The presentation was well received and resulted in interest for our Transport Studies Group.
Further enquiries about our work on accessibility can be obtained from Roberto Palacin.
Downloads of the presentation can be accessed at the Railway Expo website