VEHICLE-TRACK INTERACTION

We are advancing the understanding of dynamic interactions, contact mechanics, and tribology at the wheel/rail interface, to help global freight and passenger rail systems operate more safely, economically, and efficiently, and with a reduced carbon footprint.
 

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND EXPERTISE

 

  • Vehicle/Track Interaction and Dynamics
  • Contact Mechanics and Tribology
  • Wheel/Rail Contact Simulation
  • Damage Mechanisms (e.g. Wear and Rolling Contact Fatigue)
  • Locomotive Energy Efficiency and GHG Emission Reductions
  • Wheel/Rail Friction Management
  • Railway Instrumentation and Measurement Systems
  • Revenue Service Experimental Programs and Business Case Development
  • Training Programs for Railway Professionals

NEWS

CFI's JELF

February, 2022

Dr. Kevin Oldknow is a successful recipient of Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI's JELF). The fund of $100,000 from CFI's JELF will be used to support research on vehicle-track interaction. Read more here.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

5118 - 10285 University Drive
Surrey, BC, Canada
V3T 0N1

Email

koldknow@sfu.ca