Peter's research uses numerical modelling to investigate dynamic vehicle–track interaction and its undesirable consequences in the forms of wheel/rail damage and noise radiation. The ultimate outcome at system level would be increased robustness and reduced negative health impact of rail transportation. However, effective implementation requires the structure and governance of the rail market to be accounted for. In this lecture, he will describe his previous research and what remains for it to make a societal impact.
About Peter Torstensson
Peter Torstensson is Senior researcher at the Swedish national road and transport research institute (VTI) where he holds the position as coordinator for research on railbound transportation. His academic background is in Structural Engineering and Applied Acoustics (M.Sc.). Peter obtained his Ph.D. degree within CHARMEC at Chalmers, where he later also worked as assistant professor. Peter’s primary research interest is in the field of railway dynamics, material damage and noise.
Online in Zoom
18 May, 2021, 15:00
18 May, 2021, 16:00