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Research project

Railway Track for the 21st Century


Lead researcher

Professor William Powrie

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Research interests

  • Railway track and trackbed behaviour and performance.
  • Geotechnical transportation infrastructure (earthworks, retaining walls, tunnels).

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Other researchers

Professor John Preston

Professor in Rail Transport

Research interests

  • Demand, capacity and cost modelling for sustainable transport infrastructure.
  • The design, monitoring and evaluation of transport interventions designed to promote sustainable choices.

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Doctor Antonios Zervos

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • The mechanics of railway ballast and ballasted track.
  • The mechanics of catastrophic landslides.

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Professor David Thompson MA PhD CEng FIMechE FIOA FHEA

Professor in Railway Noise And Vibration

Research interests

  • Low noise design in railways
  • Ground vibration and ground-borne noise

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Xianying Zhang,
Hongseok Jeong,
Martin Toward,
David Herron,
Chris Jones,
& Nicolas Vincent
, 2020 , Journal of Sound and Vibration , 468
Type: article
Xianying Zhang,
Erika Quaranta,
, 2019 , Journal of Sound and Vibration , 461
Type: article
Taufan Abadi,
Louis Le Pen,
, 2019 , Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 145 (4) , 1--14
Type: article
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