CM2018 Conference in Delft

June 22, 2018 in

Connecting Science and Practice Towards Future Rail-Wheel Interaction

The 11th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM 2018) will be organized by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), in The Netherlands, September 24-27, 2018. The theme of the conference is Connecting Science and Practice Towards Future Rail-Wheel Interaction.

The ever increasing demands for higher speed, capacity, efficiency and safety of railway systems impose increasing demands on the small contact patch of wheel and rail in terms of bearing capability, reliability and durability. Railways are increasingly demanding better and predictive performance from the train-track systems which are affected by rail-wheel contact. These can only be achieved through an improved understanding of the behaviour and mechanisms of rail-wheel contact by fundamental scientific research and innovative engineering, operation and maintenance.

Date:          24 – 27 September 2018
Location:  Lijm & Cultuur Monumental Site


10 Previous Editions

The CM-conference series has a rich international history and has been hosted all around the world. Academic researchers and leading professionals from the industry have been exchanging thoughts and presenting new innovations for over 35 years. This three-yearly event commenced in Vancouver, Canada in 1982 and has since then been held in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA (1986); Cambridge, UK (1990); Vancouver, Canada (1994); Tokyo, Japan (2000); Gothenburg, Sweden (2003); Brisbane, Australia (2006); Florence, Italy (2009); Chengdu, China (2012) and Colorado Springs, USA (2015).


Share, Interact and Explore

CM2018 is a scientific event with the aim to stimulate collaboration between scientists, engineers and consultants, as well as railway operators and maintainers, and manufacturers of rail, wheel and equipment, who are active in the area of rail-wheel contact, including contact mechanics and interface problems, vehicle/track interaction, noise, etc.

This is an opportunity to align the requirements of, and demands on rail-wheel interaction by users and suppliers. It will be a productive and informative mix of contributions from academics and researchers who are exploring fundamentals of contact mechanics, and from practitioners who are reporting or seeking solutions to practical problems of contact mechanics in their railway systems.


In September 2018 we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands!

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