ECUC partners have published an article on the scopes and the objectives of the project in The Parliament Magazine, the publication for the European Parliament and European Commission.  The Magazine is distributed once every two weeks to all Members of the European Parliament, the Commission, Presidency Office, Party political groups and various other EU institutions and the article can be found on its website www.theparliamentmagazine.eu Download the article here
ECUC partners, led by DB, have run a ECB test campaign in Germany in October 2014. An ICE3 (BR403) was equipped with three different types of ECB and tested on the high speed line between Ingolstadt and Nuremberg. Different types of parameters have been measured: EM signals, temperature, mechanical stress and the impact on wheel sensors readouts. Moreover, an assessment of feeding and AC currents and voltages in the embarked ECBs have been recorded and synchronized with the aforementioned on track measurements. The final results will be presented during public events and the ECUC Final Event during 2015. [gallery]
The  ECUC Mid-term conference will take place on  27th November 2014,  at the Hotel Bloom (Rue Royale 250) in Brussels. The event  is aimed at informing the participants and the EU institutions on the first concrete outcomes developed by the partners, with a special attention to the model results for the temperature increase due to ECB on rail tracks and radiation coming from the power supply of the ECB on the proximity of wheel sensors. Moreover, the ECUC partners will show what has been successfully  achieved in the measurement campaign for the verification of the impact of ECBs on signaling system, including some useful test procedure for signaling system when facing ECB EMC problems. Registrations are open here. The conference is free of charge.
2 articles related to ECUC project were presented in the conference. Eurobrake was held between the 13th and 15th of May 2014 in Lille. This is the largest dedicated braking conference in the world, bringing together experts from the rail, passenger car, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, aerospace and wider industrial fields. The participation in EuroBrake brought the opportunity to connect with a powerful, international network of braking specialists from every corner of the industrial and research communities. Volker Jörgl and Jon del Portillo presented some of the results of the project up to May 2014. The conference was visited by more than 700 delegates. Conference Papers: • J. del Portillo, D.Valderas, N.Gil-Negrete, G.Lancaster, A.Alonso. Electromagnetic and Thermo-Mechanical Interaction Between Eddy Current Brake and Railway Infrastructure. EuroBrake 2014. 13-15 May 2014. Lille-Grand Palais. • M.Lehmann, T.Grunwald, T.Volk, G.Fregien, H.Lehmann, V.Jörgl. New Generation of Eddy Current Brake. EuroBrake 2014. 13-15 May 2014. Lille-Grand Palais. More information about Eurobrake 2014 can be found on www.eurobrake.net
ECUC project participated in CST European User Conference 2014, which took place between the 7th and 9th of May in Berlin, at the Grand Hotel Esplanade. This conference offered an environment where engineers using CST STUDIO SUITE tools can exchange ideas with CST staff. Several works from users working in industry, research and educational institutions were presented during the conference, as well as works carried out by CST's own simulation experts. Daniel Valderas presented some of the results of the project up to May 2014. More information about CST EUC 2014 can be found on https://www.cst.com/Events/Details?eventId=2761. Conference presentation: D.Valderas, H. Lehmann , G. Lancaster, J. del Portillo. “Eddy Current Brake modeling for high speed trains by CST”  
1 article related to ECUC project was presented in TRA (Transport Research Arena) 2014. TRA 2014 took place between the 14th and 17th of April in Paris, hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and IFSTTAR. This conference is the major conference on transport in Europe, supported by the European Commission, and two European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC). The event was visited by almost 3.000 visitors from 56 countries. Over 130 sessions, 650 presentations and 15 associated events welcomed researchers and industrial and public policy players. The conference topics address the main challenges in transport and mobility of people and goods. TRA aims to explore the most advanced research works and innovations, the latest technological and industrial developments and implementations, and innovative policies, in Europe and worldwide. As a wide and open forum open to all interested parties, it is a unique occasion to promote and improve European competitiveness and efficiency in transportation. TRA 2014 has been the first major event where the European Commission’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme was discussed in depth, as the programme is due to be launched at the beginning of 2014. Jon del Portillo presented some of the results of the project up to April 2014.             More information about TRA 2014 can be found on www.traconference.eu  
The Wheel Detection Forum 2013 was held between the 20th and 22nd November 2013 in Vienna. This is an international industry event focusing on wheel detection and axle counting. The forum conveyed the most up-to-date knowledge and in-depth expertise on planning, design and maintenance of signaling systems. A presentation was held by Gavin Lancaster outlining the objectives of the ECUC project as well as the current development being carried out at Frauscher Sensor Technology. The Forum was visited by more than 140 delegates More information about Wheel Detection Forum 2013 can be found here: www.wheeldetectionforum.com
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