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Rolf Dollevoet studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Eindhoven. He developed an R&D department at Bosch Rexroth Hydraudyne , where he also designed several test machines for hydraulic cylinders and systems. He continued his research work in the railway sector at ProRail. He was awarded his PhD in 2010 at the University of Twente for his rail research on Rolling Contact Fatigue. He is married, with two children. In addition to his family and work, he has a great passion for horses. He and his wife have several racehorses (English thoroughbreds), which they train together.

In addition to his appointment at TU Delft, Dollevoet also works at ProRail as a Railway System Expert. In this role, he is responsible for all the scientific research and innovation for the civil engineering division of ProRail Asset Management. In addition to the many challenges in the railway sector, ProRail itself faces numerous challenging scientific issues relating to safety, reliability, accessibility and sustainability. All of these issues can be tackled by the Railway Engineering group. Dollevoet will do his utmost to ensure that work on these issues comes to TU Delft. In the past, Dollevoet has worked in close cooperation on various projects with other technical universities in the Netherlands in addition to the Railway Engineering group and has excellent contacts with staff, PhD candidates and students.

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Wheel–Rail Impact at Crossings: Relating Dynamic Frictional Contact to Degradation
February 8, 2017 by Zilong Wei, Chen Shen , Zili Li, [...]

Robust and predictive fuzzy key performance indicators for condition-based treatment of squats in railway infrastructures
October 1, 2016 by Ali Jamshidi, Alfredo Núñez , Rolf Dollevoet, [...]

Nationwide Railway Monitoring Using Satellite SAR Interferometry
July 28, 2016 by Ling Chang, Rolf Dollevoet , Ramon Hanssen

Ensemble EMD-Based Automatic Extraction of the Catenary Structure Wavelength From the Pantograph–Catenary Contact Force
June 22, 2016 by Hongrui Wang, Zhigang Liu , Rolf Dollevoet, [...]

Robust optimisation of railway crossing geometry
February 17, 2016 by Chang Wan, Valeri Markine , Rolf Dollevoet

Automatic Detection of Squats in Railway Infrastructure
January 1, 2016 by Maria Molodova, Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Validation of a finite element model for axle box acceleration at squats in the high frequency range
January 1, 2016 by Maria Molodova , Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Parameter study of the axle box acceleration at squats
December 1, 2015 by Maria Molodova, Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Experimental investigation into the condition of insulated rail joints by impact excitation
December 1, 2015 by Maider Oregui, Maria Molodova , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

3D FE modelling and validation of frictional contact with partial slip in compression–shift–rolling evolution
October 9, 2015 by Zilong Wei, Zili Li , Zhiwei Qian, [...]

Improvements in axle box acceleration measurements for the detection of light squats in railway infrastructure
August 1, 2015 by Zili Li, Maria Molodova , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

Lagrangian Explicit Finite Element Modeling for Spin-Rolling Contact
July 9, 2015 by Xiangyun Deng, Zhiwei Qian and Rolf Dollevoet

On the mechanism of squat formation on train rails – Part II: Growth
May 11, 2015 by Michaël Steenbergen, Rolf Dollevoet

On the mechanism of squat formation on train rails – Part I: Origination
May 11, 2015 by Michaël Steenbergen, Rolf Dollevoet

An investigation into the vertical dynamics of tracks with monoblock sleepers with a 3D finite-element model
February 18, 2015 by Maider Oregui, Zili Li , Rolf Dollevoet

An Explicit Integration Finite Element Method for Impact Noise Generation at a Squat
January 1, 2015 by Zhen Yang, Zili Li , Rolf Dollevoet

An investigation into the modeling of railway fastening
December 4, 2014 by Maider Oregui, Zili Li , Rolf Dollevoet

Identification of characteristic frequencies of damaged railway tracks using field hammer test measurements
August 27, 2014 by Maider Oregui, Zili Li , Rolf Dollevoet

Railway infrastructure monitoring using satellite radar data
August 1, 2014 by Ling Chang, Rolf Dollevoet , Ramon Hanssen

Axle box acceleration: Measurement and simulation for detection of short track defects
May 18, 2011 by Maria Molodova, Zili Li , Rolf Dollevoet

Squat growth – Some observations and the validation of numerical predictions
May 18, 2011 by Zili Li, Rolf Dollevoet , Maria Molodova, [...]

The validation of some numerical predictions on squats growth
January 1, 2010 by Rolf Dollevoet

Differential wear and plastic deformation as causes of squat at track local stiffness change combined with other track short defects
January 1, 2009 by Zili Li, Xin Zhao , Rolf Dollevoet, [...]

An investigation into the causes of squats—Correlation analysis and numerical modelling
October 30, 2008 by Zili Li, Xin Zhao , Coenraad Esveld, [...]

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