Dr Robert Arcos

Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya

Professional/research interests:
My research is focused on the prediction and control of railway-induced ground-borne noise and vibration. Within this main field of research, I've worked on:

- Semi-analytical modelling for vehicle-track-soil-building coupled systems, for at-grade infrastructures as well as underground.
- 2.5D and 3D FEM-BEM modelling approaches for the tunnel-soil and soil-building interaction problems.
- Meshfree methods (MFS and SBM) for elastodynamics and acoustic problems, especially tunnel-soil interactior problems and for re-radiated noise in buildings.
- Hybrid modeling, combining experimental measurements with theoretical models.
- Insertion Loss (IL) prediction for vibration mitigation countermeasures, as under-ballast mats, railpads, isolated blocks, floating slab tracks, DVAs, etc...
- Measurements of railway-induced vibrations in tracks, tunnels, ground surface and buildings. ISO 2631.
- In-situ characterization of railway tracks dynamic properties.

Other topics:
- Construction-induced noise and vibration.
- Pantograph/catenary dynamics.
- Vibration energy harvesting.

How would you like to contribute to UKAN?
I offer my experience on the field of railway-induced ground-borne noise and vibration.

Software or numerical codes:
Our research group LEAM-UPC have various validated codes for the evaluation of ground-borne noise and vibration induced by railway traffic.

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