From 27 to 29 November 2023, the Technical Academy Esslingen (TAE) will be hosting a seminar on noise and vibration protection in rail traffic chaired by Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Krüger (STUVA). The German-language seminar will focus on “Measures to reduce noise emissions and immissions”. It will be held as a so-called flex event both on site at TAE in Ostfildern and online. The seminar is aimed at all employees involved in immission control issues in public transport companies, DB AG, public authorities (environmental departments, supervisory authorities), engineering offices, research institutes, companies in the track industry and in the field of maintenance.
New tram or railway projects, as well as extensions or renovations of existing lines, can be implemented much more easily if adequate noise and vibration protection is planned from the outset, as this protects the affected population along the construction route from considerable nuisance. However, suitable and necessary protective measures require a good knowledge of the basic technical possibilities on the part of the responsible parties.
How do annoying vibrations and airborne noise actually occur in rail traffic, how do they spread and, above all, how can such emissions and immissions be reduced? These are the basic questions to which the seminar offers helpful answers. Participants will learn about numerous standards and guidelines, but also how vibrations can be measured and evaluated in concrete terms or how noise caused by curves can be reduced. The influence of track superstructure designs on emissions will be examined, as will sensible noise reduction measures on tracks and wheels through the use of rail dampers or a composite brake sole. The focus of the two-and-a-half-day seminar is always on protecting residents from rail traffic noise. The event is rounded off by a tour along the nearby light rail line.
The seminars are recognized in accordance with the advanced training regulations of the Baden-Württemberg/NRW Chamber of Civil Engineers.
Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Garburg (Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin)
Dr. Christoph Gramowski (Schrey & Veit GmbH, Sprendlingen)
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Jäcker-Cüppers ( formerly Federal Environmental Agency, Dessau)
Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Krüger (STUVA e. V., Cologne)
Details of the seminar can be found on the STUVA website in the event calendar.