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JEC Europe 2015 - A Transport for London (TfL) project supported by the National Composites Centre (NCC) is winning Rail Innovation Awards.
A consortium, led by TfL, based the redesign on the existing Central line tube train door for a TSB funding call: Accelerating Innovation in Rail. The team also comprised Atkins, Wabtec & UCL. The job included the selection & testing of an appropriate composite material that could withstand the most stringent of fire regulations imposed in the underground environment. The current metallic door structure also required remodelling using finite element analysis (FEA). The novel lightweight thermoplastic door, manufactured at the NCC, was tested to validate the FEA model, then tested to the exacting fire and mechanical performance standards required.
Potential implications for in-service use:
More information:www.nccuk.comBooth C67
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