The Rail Manufacturing CRC was established to drive the development of products, technologies and supply chain networks to enhance the competitiveness of Australia’s rail manufacturing industry.
Funded jointly by industry and the Federal Government to deliver meaningful research that benefits the rail industry. Industry participants are provided with a framework to exchange knowledge, collaborate and influence the direction of innovative rail research projects.
The Rail Manufacturing CRC is focused on developing technologies and innovations that:
- increase productivity, efficiency and sustainability
- reduce costs associated with rail operations manufacturing
- increase component lifetime, and
- develop new and enhanced materials
The Rail Manufacturing CRC has three research program themes that align with the strategic goals for the development of Australia’s rail manufacturing sector.
Power and Propulsion
Materials and Manufacturing
Design, Modelling and Simulation
RMIT University contributed to the centre through its research leadership on the following projects:
- Experimental and computational study on the key ventilation issues affecting air quality and thermal comfort in train cabins
- Development of Evacuation Management Tool for Rail Transport