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Award Ceremony

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division prize awarded

The paper “Studs: a squat-type defect in rails” written by MERail researcher David Fletcher in collaboration with authors from Tubelines, Railmeasurement Ltd and Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico, has been awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division AR Bennett Premium Award 2013. The paper describes work identifying the growth mechanism of a new and

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PhD position available

Understanding of train-track interaction and rail metallurgical response EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD studentship with University of Sheffield and London Underground. Start in September 2011 Summary: This 3.5 year PhD project offers academic research at the University of Sheffield alongside professional engineering work with London Underground. The project aims to find ways of preventing rail defects

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3rd year students

3rd year student project with Siemens

3rd year students are undertaking a wheel wear study with Siemens. To get the study started the group visited the Siemens depot in Northampton with Dr David Fletcher to learn about management of the train fleet, and engineering issues affecting wheel wear.

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