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Tuesday 12 March 2013, by (Date first published: 14 June 2012).

MAINLINE Life Cycle Assessment Tools (LCATs)

Please find below the LCAT models developed for metallic bridges, plain track and soil cuttings.

Soil cuttings model
Plain track model
Metallic bridges model

MAINLINE reports

Please find below the public reports of MAINLINE separated by Work Package.

WP1 - Life Extension - Application of new technologies to elderly infrastructure
Deliverable 1.1: Benchmark of new technologies to extend the life of elderly rail infrastructure
Deliverable 1.2: Assessment methods for elderly rail infrastructure
Deliverable 1.3 New technologies to extend the life of elderly infrastructure
Deliverable 1.4 Guideline for application of new technologies to extend life of elderly rail infrastructure
WP2 - Degradation and structural models to develop realistic life cycle cost and safety models
Deliverable 2.1: Degradation and performance specification for selected assets
Deliverable 2.2: Degradation and intervention modelling techniques
Deliverable D2.3: Time-variant Performance Profiles for Life-Cycle Cost and Life-Cycle Analysis
Deliverable 2.4 Field-validated performance profiles
WP3 - Replacement of obsolete infrastructure – New construction methods and logistics
Deliverable 3.1: Benchmark of production and replacement of railway infrastructure
Deliverable 3.2: Bridges: Methods for replacement
Deliverable 3.3: Rail switches and crossings Development of new technologies for replacement
Deliverable 3.4 Guideline for Replacement of elderly rail infrastructure
WP4 - Monitoring and examination techniques
Deliverable 4.1: Report on assessment of current monitoring and examination practices in relation to degradation models
Deliverable 4.2: Solutions to Gaps in Compatibility between Monitoring and Examination Systems and Degradation Models
Deliverable 4.3 Report on monitoring and examination case studies
WP5 - Whole life environmental and economic asset management
Deliverable 5.1: Assessment of asset management tools
Deliverable 5.2: Assessment of environmental performance tools and methods
Deliverable 5.3: Recommendations for Format of a Life Cycle Assessment Tool (LCAT)
Deliverable 5.4: Proposed methodology for a Life Cycle Assessment Tool (LCAT)
Deliverable 5.7 Usable tool and manual
WP6 - Dissemination, training and exploitation
Deliverable 6.2: Set up of a dissemination platform for MAINLINE
Deliverable 6.3 Dissemination and implementation of MAINLINE results
WP7 - Project management
Deliverable 7.2 : Second Periodic and Final Reports
WP8 - Scientific and technical coordination
Deliverable D8.1: First report on Advisory Committee recommendations.
Deliverable 8.2: First analysis and identification of potential guidelines from MAINLINE R&D
Deliverable 8.3: Second report on advisory committee recommendations
Deliverable D8.4: Second analysis and identification of potential guidelines from MAINLINE R&D

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