Robust infrastructure Adapting railway maintenance to climate change(CliMaint)
Purpose and goal
The aim of CliMaint is to ensure robust and reliable railway infrastructure by maintenance adaptation to climate change. The objective is to develop a maintenance program where RAMS methodology, infrastructure degradation modelling, and satellite and meteorological data are integrated. This program leads to a reduction in cost and investment of railway infrastructure.
Expected results and effects
-Better understanding of the mechanism and causal relationship between climate parameters and infrastructure conditions, -Development of theoretical models for integrating meteorological data into the maintenance process of the railway, -Implementing and planning of new maintenance solutions for transport infrastructure in order to improve reliability and cost-effectiveness of future investments. -The methodology implemented in CliMaint can have significant impacts of 5-10% reduction in the traffic disruptions and maintenance costs.
Planned approach and implementation
The CliMaint started November 1, 2019. The 5th of Nov between 10:30-12:00 the kick-off meeting was held at Luleå University of Technology, where all partners participated. A website for the CliMaint project is under construction and is expected to be up on Luleå University of Technology homepage from November 18. According to the project plan, the work in WP2 has been started with the following tasks: T2.1: SoA on climate impacts on infrastructure and failure data analyses (M1-M3) T2.2: Selection of case studies (M3-M4) T2.5: Questionnaire and interview study (M1 M18)