1st Advisory Board Conference Call (28th JUNE)
20 July 2021
NEXTGEAR 1st Advisory Board Conference call took place on the 28th of June, with the participation of members of the Advisory Board group and main partner of NEXTGEAR's complementary project PIVOT-2. The event was divided in two sessions after the overall and technical presentation of the project by the project Coordinator Jose Bertolin (UNIFE) and the technical leader Sebastian Stichel (KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN).The first session was dedicated to the presentation of the work done up to the moment of the conference call in WP2 "High-end solutions to the development of running gear innovations" by Simon Iwnicki (UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD) and WP3 "Wheel set of the future" by Stefano Bruni (POLITECNICO DI MILANO). The session finished with a round table where the potential standardisation of the proposed solutions were discussed.
During the second session Carlos Casanueva (KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN) presented the modifications introduced in the Universal Cost Model to generate the version 2.0 (UCM2.0) which overcomes the identified limitations of the first version developed in Roll2Rail project. Due to the interest of the audience in this topic, a proactive and instructive dialogue was established between the participants and the consortium which allows to discuss the results, upcoming activities and potential benefits.