Dr. Alfredo Núñez Vicencio – Research Projects


IAM4RAIL project. Duration: Dec. 2022 – Nov. 2026. Keywords: Railway Infrastructure, Onboard Monitoring, Moving Loads, Track Stiffness, Adhesion Management, Embankment Stability. TUDelft is Affiliated Entity of ProRail in this project. TUDelft project leader: Dr. Alfredo Núñez. Role: Research and coordinate the inputs from TUDelft, WP9 Railway Infrastructure co-leader with Arjen Zoeteman.

In2Track3 project. Duration: Jan. 2021 – Jan. 2024. Keywords: Railway Infrastructure, demonstration of monitoring technology, intelligent railways. TUDelft is a third-linked party of ProRail in this project. TUDelft project leader: Dr. Alfredo Núñez. Role: Research and coordinate the inputs from TUDelft, task 3.4 leader about simulations and railway track monitoring.

  • Project sponsored by Thailand Government. Duration: Oct. 2020 – Sep. 2024. Keywords: Artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, railway track measurement. TUDelft project leader: Dr. Alfredo Núñez. Role: Daily supervisor of a Ph.D. researcher.
  • ProRail project "Analysis of ProRail-FMECAs towards big-data asset management." Duration: Nov. 2019 – Nov. 2020. Keywords: FMECA, catenary system. TUDelft project leaders: Dr. Alfredo Núñez and Dr. Hongrui Wang. Role: Lead researcher.
  • ProRail project "Research with ProRail-Datalab". Duration: Nov. 2018 - May 2019. Keywords: Big Data, sensor fusion, massive railway data. Role: Researcher.
  • Project sponsored by Thailand Government. Duration: Sep. 2018 - Sep. 2022. Keywords: Railway track measurement, track stiffness, acceleration signals. Role: Daily supervisor of a PhD researcher.
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    Needs Tailored Interoperable Railway NeTIRail-INFRA (Cordis details), Call H2020-MG-2014 Two Stages, Topic MG-2.1-2014 - I2I Intelligent Infrastructure. Duration: 36 Months, Jun. 2015 - Jun. 2018. Keywords: Rail, track, overhead power supply, smart technology, societal impact, economics, decision support tools. TUDelft participants: Dr. Zili Li and Dr. Alfredo Núñez. Consortium: The University of Sheffield (Project leader, UK), University of Leeds (UK), International Union of Railways - UIC (France), ADS-Electronics Research (Romania), Romanian Railway Authority - AFER (Romania), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg ALU-FR (Germany), IFSTTAR (France), TCDD (Turkey), INTADER (Turkey), VTI (Sweden), SZ-Infrastruktura (Slovenia), RCCF (Romania). Social media and dissemination: .

    • ProRail project "Testen in the baan ExploRail". Duration: Dec. 2015 - Dec. 2020. Keywords: hammer test, geometry measurements, ultrasonic and eddy current, sampling of rail tracks, test on the project PRIME test rig, on-train DrTrack measurement. Role: Researcher.
    • ProRail project "Risk analysis of Railway Assets, counter of answers for questions from Arcadis and ProRail". Duration: May 2014 - Jun. 2015. Keywords: Rail, track, risk. Role: Researcher.

    Dr. Track, ADMIRE, and PYRAMIDS. Projects in partnership with ProRail, NWO Social Sciences and Technology foundation STW, (see more information at: Explorail), The Netherlands. Duration: Feb. 2013 - Feb. 2016. Role: Researcher, supervisor and support of management activities. Youtube videos: (English)(Dutch).

    Highlighted News

    IN2TRACK3: we are very happy to work as third linked party of ProRail in the Shift2Rail project IN2TRACK3. We will be working together with my colleagues from TUDelft Zhen Yang (tribometer), Chen Shen (track stiffness), Jan Moraal (ABA), Jurjen Hendriks (ABA), the professors Zili Li and Rolf Dollevoet, partners from ProRail including Arjen Zoeteman, and partners from Trafikverket in Sweden. Our work will focus on three challenges: 1) demostration of ABA based rail defect detection in a freight dominated line in Sweden (Iron Ore Line), 2) further development of a new tribometer using our V-Track, and 3) development of track stiffness estimation techniques. Information from this project can be found here: IN2TRACK3 and Twitter.

    Demostration and final conference H2020 Project NeTIRail: we extended the capabilities of ABA measurement to detect defects under different speeds and monitored a regional railway line with a passenger train that was in operation. We also investigated switches and crossings, rail waves, and corrugation. Other videos in the youtube channel of the project.

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