Good Vibrations? – Engineering Safer and Quicker Railways & Roads – Wednesday 11th March 2015, 6pm

10. Café Science ExtraHigh-speed rails have become one of the most advanced and fast developing branches of transportation. Especially with the recent investment from UK government. However, with the increasing of the train speed, the intensity of railway generated vibrations and noise become higher, which not only present major environmental problems, also potentially increase the maintenance costs for the rail-tracks in a long term.

This Café Science talk will explore some of the options for efficient and economical ground improvement techniques which could mean that the ground vibrations, and associated uneven settlement, caused by the high-speed trains can be reduced significantly.

Come along and hear about some of the less well known impacts of high speed rail and how one female engineer is working to address these problems.

Café Science Extra takes place in the relaxed atmosphere of Dundee Science Centre’s infusion cafe. Everyone is welcome. Non-bookable. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.