The Mat4Rail and PIVOT projects take their first steps towards standardisation of composites and dissimilar joints for use in Carbody
In particular, PIVOT's project was represented by the work package leaders Eduardo de la Guerra from Talgo, Carlos Eraso from Aernnova, and Thierry Mointagné from Faiveley/Wabtec. Mat4Rail was represented by the project coordinator, Elena Jubete from CIDETEC, Markus Brede from the University of Bremen, Roland from IMADresden and Johan Sandström, from RISE. As for external consultants, both projects counted on the feedback of Geoff Matter-Chairman of the CEN TC 256 SC 2 Rolling Stock products, as well as Andreas Gross-from Fraunhofer IFAM responsible for the working Group 52 "Adhesive bonding in Railway" in the TC256.
In addition to presenting the results to date of both projects, in the field of new composites and joints for the railway sector, the productive event served to reach two important commitments: