New materials capable of self-healing and lubricating rail steel
- Identification of innovations from other domains (WP2) will bring new ideas and concepts to the area of S&C design.
- Development of S&C immune system (WP3) will provide self-healing capabilities.
- Focus on new materials (WP4) will investigate whether new material and manufacturing techniques are able to improve performance.
- Validation of design concepts (WP6) will ensure that the solutions are practicable.
- Evaluation of design integrated design (WP7) will quantify the impact (economic, performance, etc.).