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The DECIBELL project
consists in the conception and qualification by the International Union of the Railroads (UIC) of a LL sintered material to substitute cast iron brake block on existing freight wagons. The purpose is to decrease the rolling noise. This noise is directly bound to the state of surface of the wheel which is a consequence of the braking of the block. This modification is potentially applicable on 600000 wagons in Europe.
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17/04/2013 - Action 3 : Shuntage
In order to confirm or refute the first results of the "shuntage" done on SNCF Laboratory with the material developed during the project, a new test campaign was led by Deutsche Bahn (DB Systemtechnick GmbH). The tests were carried out following the same procedure as the Railway Testing Agency....
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17/04/2013 - Action 3 : Shuntage
Three LL block grades has been tested on the "SNCF shunt test bench". The 3 materials was rejected du to the bad results. The test procedure foresees 5 samples per material and a part of samples has gotten the conform results. Now the DECIBELL team has worked on two types of investigations :...
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4/10/2010 - Action 11 : Communication and dissemination of project's results
This task includes all the communications actions realized to promote the DECIBELL project whether it is in the group Faiveley Transport or to the actors of our business sector and the general public.
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