IHHA Conference: Graz University of Technology turns its attention to ballasted tracks
The increasing amount of traffic and higher train speeds mean that the stress placed on tracks and turnouts is constantly increasing. Dr. Peter Veit, a professor at Graz University of Technology, will discuss this topic at the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) Conference to be held in Calgary, Canada in June 2011. His presentation “Preconditions for a Sustainable Low Cost Track” will focus on the reasons behind signs of wear in track systems and the causes of higher maintenance costs. In particular, Dr. Veit will look at possible strategies for a sustainable yet cost-effective superstructure, which include the installation of sleeper pads.