Forecasting Adhesion

In June 2018, RSSB launched a £300,000 competition to fund a number of feasibility studies focused on improving adhesion forecasting technology.

Three projects were awarded funding to develop novel ideas and innovative solutions that can help the rail industry improve its ability to predict and manage the problem of poor adhesion on the tracks.

"As technology expands, we are faced with ever increasing volumes of data to help us. This data is valuable for identifying when and where low adhesion may be a problem, and for deciding what measures to apply to combat the problem" (Adhesion Working Group)

On this hub you can find information about the research competition and the projects that were awarded funding.

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Information and networking event, 11 June 2018.



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Other R&D Competitions

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