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Chalmers Railway Mechanics is a Centre of Excellence in Railway Mechanics established at Chalmers University of Technology.

The formal agreement was signed at The Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development (NUTEK) in Stockholm on 7 July 1995.


Posted: 2019-05-24
Casey Jessop will defend her PhD-thesis Damage and defects in railway materials – Influence of mechanical and thermal damage on crack initiation and propagation Thursday 2019-06-13 at 10.00 in VDL, Chalmers Tvärgata 4c. Faculty appointed opponent will be Professor Sabine Denis, University of Lorraine, France. The summary of the PhD thesis can be downloaded from Chalmers library.

Posted: 2019-05-19
CHARMEC researchers will present at a number of upcoming conferences

Posted: 2019-03-27
We are very happy to announce that the triennial report covering CHARMEC's stage 8 (2015-2018) is now available for downloading.
In addition, the information on the site has been updated.

Posted: 2019-02-09
CHARMEC höll ett seminarium om forskningsresultat från Shift2Rail-projektet In2Track den 7e februari. Presentationerna var

  • In2Track (EU17) – Introduktion, projektupplägg, koppling till Shift2Rail m m
  • In2track WP2 – Optimerade växlar
    Björn Pålsson: Whole system modelling of switches and crossings (TS18 / EU17)
    Rostyslav Skrypnyk, Jens Nielsen och Magnus Ekh: Optimization of materials in track switches (TS17 / EU17)
  • In2Track WP3 – Optimerade spår
    Casey Jessop, Johan Ahlström och Christer Persson: Damage in wheel and rail materials (MU29 / EU17)
    Knut Andreas Meyer, Magnus Ekh och Johan Ahlström: Influence of anisotropy on deterioration of rail materials (MU34 / EU17)
    Dimitrios Nikas, Johan Ahlström och Christer Persson: Mechanical performance of wheel and rail materials (MU28 / EU17)
  • Sammanfattning av highlights i In2Track
För mer information om In2Track, kontakta oss eller sök på In2Tracks hemsida.

Posted: 2019-01-19
Dimostenis Floros defended his PhD-thesis Finite element procedures for crack path prediction in multi-axial fatigue on January 18. Faculty appointed opponent was Prof. Bo Alfredsson from KTH, Sweden.
The summary part of the thesis can be obtained from Chalmers library.

Posted: 2019-01-11
Ali Esmaeili defended his PhD-thesis “Modelling of cyclic and viscous behaviour of thermomechanically loaded pearlitic steels; Application to tread braked railway wheels" on January 10. Faculty appointed opponent was Dr. David Fletcher from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
The summary part of the thesis can be obtained from Chalmers library.

Commonly requested information

Triennial report 2018
CHARMEC - Chalmers University of Technology - SE-412 96 Göteborg