SOCI

SOME KEY ACTIVITIES IN THE RAILWAY SECTOR:

Strategic partner to Rolling Stock Manufacturers and Operators (e.g. AnsaldoBreda/Hitachi Rail Italy, LucchiniRS, Trenitalia – Italian National Railway Operator, FSI Group) for reducing energy consumption and environmental impact of trains; modelling brakes performances of vehicles with different subsystems; development of innovative models of contact wheel-railway, wheel wear estimation and optimization for the different typologies of vehicles; noise reduction of vehicles with specific focus on wheels; dynamic modelling and simulation of comfort and safety level; realization of a new prototype of innovative high speed pantograph;
validation of homologations standard for railway vehicles.
Strategic partner to Operators and Signalling Industry (e.g. UIC, Trenitalia, ECM, AnsaldoSTS) for developing odometry algorithms used in the most developed on board signalling systems (SCMT, ETCS, ERTMS); innovative signalling systems.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE FOLLOWING RAILWAY TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES:

+ Safety
+ Standardization
+ Reliability
+ Environment
- Energy
- Noise and Vibrations

COMPETENCES:

Vehicle & vehicle sub-equipment
Air Conditioning Syst. (HVAC), Door Systems, Brake & Compressor System, Traction System, Gear Box, Electronic On-board Systems, On-board Diagnostics Systems, On-board Signalling Systems, Communication & Positioning Systems, Bogie System, Wheel Axle Systems, Coupler System, Vehicle Rubber Components, Battery, Auxilary Power System, Wagon and Part Production, Predictive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance

Infrastructure & signalling
Airconditioning System (HVAC), Signalling Systems, Safety Control Systems, Power Systems, Energy Distribution Systems, Communication, Ticketing & Turnstile Systems, Security Systems, Automation and Control, Traffic Management Systems

Railway equipment
Rail Works

Design project & product development
Engineering & Consultancy, Simulation, Software Devolopment, RAMS Analysis

Quality
Certification / Homologation, Vehicle & Equipment Test, Training for Railway Industry Professionals

Software products
Data Exchange & System Integration

R&D
Scientific Bodies, Internal R&D, Patents ownership

Laboratories (owners)
Dynamic Modelling and Mechatronics (MDM Lab), Design of Railway Vehicles Lab (DIT), Telecommunications and Telematics, Distributed Systems - Data Intelligence and Internet Technologies (DISIT Lab), Inter-University Research Centre on Building Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering (CRACIV), Industrial Engineering (DIEF), Formal Methods and Tools Laboratory (FMT)


CERTIFICATIONS:

CONTACTS:

Prof. Mr Benedetto ALLOTTA
benedetto.allotta@unifi.it
+39 348 2106952
Prof. Mr Andrea RINDI
andrea.rindi@unifi.it
+39 347 7518973
Prof. Mr Alessandro FANTECHI
alessandro.fantechi@unifi.it
+39 333 7011301