It is a project financed by the INPACTO call of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and co-financed with FEDER funds with a total budget of 1.3 Million Euros and 5 partners. The project is led by Ferrovial Agroman and has the collaboration of ADIF, Precon, the University of Cantabria and the Innovation Center of Intelligent Infrastructures (CI3).
The connection of a section of track in line with another one of track in plate is carried out by means of transition zones. These zones were designed to face the overloads derived from a sudden change in the vertical stiffness of the road. The abrupt change accelerates the wear of materials under the rail, increasing maintenance costs as well as the useful life of the infrastructure.
The objective of the DINATRANS project is the development of a transition zone prototype with the aim of minimizing the previous problems. To conserve the geometry and the quality of the way to reduce the damages derived from the dynamic phenomena caused by the circulation of the trees and to achieve a saving in costs of maintenance and conservation of the same ones.
DINATRANS approach the phenomenon using advanced dynamic-temporal simulation models adapted to the national rail network. For this, the design, approval, implementation, verification and patent of the elements that make up the transition are carried out.