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Research project

W Powrie 2015 - EPSRC: Track to the Future


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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Doctor Simon Blainey PhD, FRGS, FHEA, MCIHT, CMILT

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Rail demand and operations modelling
  • GIS and transport

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Xianying Zhang,
Hongseok Jeong,
, 2021 , Applied Acoustics , 172
Type: article
Georgios Rempelos,
Alejandro Ortega Hortelano,
Louis Le Pen,
& John Armstrong
, 2020 , Construction and Building Materials , 263
Type: article
Marcus Young,
Georgios Rempelos,
Evangelos Ntotsios,
, 2020 , Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
Type: article
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