Background for a New Standard on Pass-By Measurement of Combined Roughness, Track Decay Rate and Vibroacoustic Transfer Functions

  • M. G. DittrichEmail author
  • F. Létourneaux
  • H. Dupuis
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 126)


A measurement method for combined roughness, track decay rates and transfer functions derived from rail vibration during a train pass-by was initially developed in the late nineties [1]. This method was later implemented in software tools [2] and applied in several countries for various purposes [3, 4, 5]. Due to the broad application potential and the need for a common approach, standardisation work has been undertaken since 2011 within the framework of CEN /TC256/WG3. This resulted in a draft CEN Technical Report [6] in 2013, describing the method and providing background information on benchmarks that could serve as a basis for a new standard. In this paper, the scope and the main elements of the method are presented and performance aspects are discussed.


Transfer Function Train Speed Slab Track Late Ninety Vibration Mitigation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TNO Technical SciencesDen HaagThe Netherlands
  2. 2.SNCF - Agence d’essai FerroviaireVitry-sur-Seine CedexFrance
  3. 3.DB Systemtechnik GmbHMünchenGermany

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