The key event of the third day of the International Railway Fair EXPO 1520 was the 5th International Forum “Transport Science: Innovative Solutions for Business”
The 5th International Forum “Transport Science: Innovative Solutions for Business” took place on September 1, on the third day of operation of EXPO 1520 fair and was a major event of the day. The forum focused on testing railway equipment to secure its reliability and efficiency.
The participants of the plenary session that took place under the slogan “Testing railway equipment – various experience, effective solutions, and innovative prospects” discussed a wide range of topics connected with testing railway equipment, its quality and proper scientific support, efficiency of long-term collaboration of railway equipment producers and testing fields, comprehensive testing of infrastructure and rolling stock, and its staffing. They also listened to the reports by foreign speakers.
The chairman of the United Scientific Union of JSC RZD Boris Lapidus, the moderator of the plenary session, pointed out during his speech that with appearance of new technologies and digitalization of transport we have to reconsider the optimal length of transport lifecycle: “Earlier on we advocated long life cycles, and equipment had to work for as long as possible. Today this concept is being changed. Technological cycles get faster, and it does not seem right to design rolling stock with 40 years of service period. In Japan high-speed trains have 15-year-long life cycles, because by the end of this period new equipment and management systems are likely to appear”.
The head of Siemens research center Oliver Hagemann spoke at the plenary session about the future of railways: “New technologies demand adaptation of production capacities. In the future we’ll see autonomous railways and super-controllable transport. We have to be ready for it.” Sergey Kobzev, RZD senior vice-president and chief engineer, pointed out the importance of adaptation of the industrial complex to the new reality: “In view of growing competition in the internal and global market of transport services, railways have to constantly change increasing the efficiency of its operations, and industry-specific complexes are to play a key role in this process”.
The Forum “Transport Science: Innovative Solutions for Business” went on with a round table “Modeling: an Alternative or an Addition to Testing”. The delegates were able to express their opinions about advantages and disadvantages of mathematical modeling used to evaluate the parameters of railway equipment, various combinations of tests and modeling, and selection of optimal modeling methods in order to assess railway infrastructure and rolling stock.
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