There are 40 results.
The objective of this project was the elaboration of the handling instruction for the adaptation of conventional existing bridges to integral bridges by means of a survey of the national and international literature as well as statistical examination taking essential parameters into account. In addition to the essential construction details of the integral or semi-integral bridges (e.g., frame corner and concrete hinge) the deformable slip plate will also be examined and design rules will be suggested.
FTB-Concrete Surface – Influence of air void characteristics and aftertreatment for frost and de-icing chemical resistance of concrete carriage-ways
This research project analyzed how a noncompliance with requirements or has a negative effect on the freeze-thaw resistance of concrete pavements.
Combined fibre concrete – Development of a crack-free railway sleeper through the use of a combined fiber-reinforced high-strength concrete
In practice the use of pre-stressed concrete sleepers is often accompanied by cracks-occurrence, such as longitudinal, lateral and shrinkage cracks. At the occurrence of cracks the resistance of sleepers to environmental influences is reduced. By the development of a combined fibre reinforced high-strength concrete, the risk of a formation of micro- and macro cracks can be substantially reduced, whereby the expected lifetime of concrete sleepers can increasing significantly and a costly renovation can be avoided.
Shear area model - Mechanically consistent shear area-model for existing bridges without or with small lateral force reinforcement
Within the scope of this research project a mechanically consistent model for the shear resistance of bridges without or low shear reinforcement was developed.
The project´s long-term goal is the development of a user-oriented, residential location based mobility service for urban areas. The aim of the probing project is to support multimodal transport choices already at the place of living. As such, location and resident based mobility services have to be bundled, easy to use and communicated consistently. New models have to be developed in order to interconnect planning, construction and operation of different mobility services with projects on the level of housing and urban districts.
KoLaMBra – Development of an integrated organizational concept for a cooperative last- mile logistics branch
The project developed a "matching platform" for the logistics industry, i.e. a kind of partner exchange for the urban transport of goods.
HyDie, Dual-Fuel-Bus - Hydrogen-Diesel Dual fuel drive for fast reduction of CO² emissions in public transport
In an 18-month research project an effective conversion of an urban-bus typical diesel engine to the hydrogen-diesel dual-fuel operation was, for the first time worldwide, analyzed. Among other parameters, the CO² reduction potential (based on the substitution of the diesel fuel with hydrogen), the diesel-combustion-typical pollutants emission reduction, and powertrain‘s efficiency were measured in order to evaluate the advantages of this technology.
The R&D service investigates the effects of Industry 4.0 on the transport and logistics sector both from a practical and a scientifically based perspective, taking special consideration of Austria’s external relationships. The investigation is intended to supply a suitable basis on which to elaborate different handling and strategy recommendations for RTI and transport policy.
WIFAS – The Assessment of social impacts of funding programmes that support research in the mobility of people and goods
The aim of this study is to develop a conceptually and empirically sound model to capture the social effects and/or impacts caused by subsidy programmes –Thus, by working out appropriated indicators and by conceiving a rating system which is suitable for the analysis of a variety of impact dimensions, with special emphasis on ecological effects.
The study eComTraf analysed the impacts of the relation between consumer needs, the offers of online retailers and the CEP (courier-express-parcel) service industry on the development of the overall transport system.
An intensive discussion about freight transport in cities is ongoing since the 1980ies. The originally chosen city logistic approaches investigated and propagated isolated transport consolidations within freight transport centres. Today, solutions have to focus on a much wider approach. GöMoS takes this into consideration.
AIDA-F - Potential of interdisciplinary approaches for organizational innovations in freight transport
Starting out from the programme goals and specified logistic trends the AIDA-F study aimed to identify possible approaches in order to activate potential for interdisciplinary interactions and to anticipate their importance for tommorrow´s goods transport. To this end, it carved out the areas of intervention for organisational innovation: adapting the system architecture of goods mobility, smart use of technologies and integral methods of recording, analysing and optimising freight movements.
Combined transport (CT) is an environmentally sensible and politically desired traffic, which is struggling with cost problems due to complicated supply chains. The intention of this study includes a redesign of the transport and business processes, the compatibility of interfaces (with orientation towards homogenization and standardization) for the individual actors and an adapted technological development of intermodal transport containers (containers, SAL, WAB).
The project RTM-O aimed the development of a capacity/management software for the digitally coordinated supply chain, from the handover point of the shipping customer to the acceptance point of the recipient.
EFLOG - Potential of the services of new vehicle technologies to impact on the offerings of logistics service providers
The purpose of the study was to link the performance obtained from respective drive technologies, which are in various stages of their technological development up to ready-to-use models, of utility vehicles to the services offered by logistics providers and freight carriers to their customers.
The MobLab Study supports the exploration of emerging urban mobility laboratories in Austria, in order to reduce the gap between the research results of the rigid environment of a laboratory and the implementation practice by offering a targeted accompanying of new Living Labs as user centred innovation settings as well as an evaluation of the gained insights.
Project target is the development and construction of a high efficient and low cost serial hybrid system for mass production application in passenger vehicles.
In pro:motion, methods from social sciences were applied in order to identify homogeneous groups of shared mobility-related information needs and to extract appropriate group-related arguments, concerning e.g. health, environment, costs, image, adventure, in order to create incentives for active mobility.
RELSKG - Developement of a simplified method of calculations for noise protection walls with complex geometry
The aim of the project was to determine correction factors for noise barriers with complex geometries to be used in the ray-tracing method based on numerical simulations with the boundary element method. The results of the simulations were validated by measurements. Complex geometries of the noise barriers included barriers with more than one refraction edge and curved geometry. The expected correction factors allow the implementation of the results in standard calculation software used in practice.
OBESTO – Implementation of the user oriented and Life Cycle Costing approach in the Austrian design method for upper road structures
Within this project, performance-based material behaviour of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) was implemented in the Austrian design approach. Considering actual asphalt mechanic behaviour, as well as specific traffic loads and climatic conditions, the structural technical life time of road pavements with different bitumen, bitumen systems and mix design could be determined and considered in the design process. In addition, a standardized life-cycle cost analysis helped to evaluate and identify the economic differences between alternative pavement types. The results of this project should be the basis for a complete revision of the Austrian pavement design standard, RVS 03.08.63.