The Politecnico di Torino, founded in 1906 has a long-standing tradition of leadership of polytechnic culture. It is one of the most important universities in Europe for engineering and architecture studies, strongly committed to collaboration with industry. The Politecnico offers excellence in technology and promotes the ability to carry out theoretical or applied research and also the capacity to achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organise services and facilities.


Politecnico di Torino participates to ACEM-Rail project with the research groups of the Departments of Mechanics ((DIMEC - Railway Technology Lab) and Control and Computer Engineering Department (DAUIN - Operational research group).


The activity of the Railway Technology Lab at DIMEC is mainly devoted to i) Numerical simulation of dynamic stability in railway vehicles, ii) Stability tests on scaled prototypes of railway vehicles on roller test bench (Roller-Rig), iii) Development of algorithms and simulation codes of the wheel-rail and wheel/roller contact and of the wheel and rail profiles wear, iv) Study of sensors and diagnostic systems for diagnostic of the vehicle.


The activity of the Railway Technology Lab at DIMEC is mainly devoted to a) Scheduling and production planning, b) Exact and heuristic methods for i) packing problems (bin packing and cargo loading), ii) network design (topological optimization and location), iii) logistics and transportation (Multi-Echelon vehicle Routing, Vehicle Routing).

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