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The Future of Rail: Young Engineers Presentation Competition Final 2013

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IMechE LogoOn 20 May, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division hosts the final of the young engineers annual technical presentation. Hear regional heat winners speak enthusiastically about their projects, research and technical developments.

We will present the winner with a £1000 cash prize, and two runners-up will also get £250 each. The regional winners who will compete in the final are:

Scottish centre winner: Brian Sweeney, Asset Engineer (Electrification), Network Rail

Paisley Canal ‘Low Cost’ Electrification

An overview of the innovative approach used to reduce the cost of the Paisley Canal Electrification scheme in Scotland from £28m to £10.6m.

North East centre winner: Jonathan Powell, PhD Student, Newcastle University

Leaves on the Line – Myths, Misconceptions and Mechanical Engineering

A review of the mechanical engineering science of adhesion between wheel and rail, and the problems caused by leaves on the line, including the myths and misconceptions.

North West centre winner: Joshua Barrett, Graduate Engineer, ALSTOM

The ALSTOM Health Hub

The Health Hub predicts the remaining useful life of devices and can be deployed into existing depot infrastructure to reduce maintenance costs. The presentation will discuss the system and its anticipated benefits.

South West centre winner: Thomas Mynors, Graduate Civil Engineer, Network Rail

Network Rail Western Route: Extreme Weather and Geo-Environmental Resilience

Following the impact on the Western Route by extreme weather in late 2012, causes of infrastructure failure and options for improvement were identified. This presentation will summarise some of these and the proposed asset resilience projects.

Midlands centre winner: James Leech, Graduate Engineer, Mott MacDonald

Wheelset Analysis

This presentation details the work undertaken to certify new wheelsets for the Orient Express; covering procurement, design, mechanical and thermal analysis, comparisons between options, performance and further improvements in the process.

South East centre winner: Chris Bryan, Assistant OLE Systems Engineer, Network Rail

Improving Asset Management within Overhead Line Electrification

A review of the challenges encountered in mapping the overhead line equipment using ordnance survey data and the generation of new analytical tools and the benefits from this additional asset knowledge.


Security on the Underground - it’s a piece of cake!

Geoff Dunmore, Network Security Manager for London Underground for over ten years, will explain how the Tube has become one of the safest and most secure passenger railways in the world, despite the events of 7 July 2005 and with increasing numbers of passenger journeys.

Refreshments will be served from 17:15


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