Results: 2016 Academic Student Competition

TRAVISIONS 2016 RESULTS

The 2016 Academic Student Competition awarded prize money sponsored by industry (DAMEN, ERTRAC, UNIFE, UIC, NEWRAIL, TECHFLOW TECHNOLOGY) to students from all over Europe. 130 students from 35 different EU universities have participated in the TRAVISIONS 2016 Academic student competition, submitting innovative ideas in the field of transport for road, rail and waterborne modes.

The competition aimed at university and technical institute students pursuing bachelor degrees and higher. Initially, participants were invited to submit an abstract under one of the TRA 2016 conference topics. All participants were invited to register their ideas and submit a short abstract by June 2015. They then had until the end of the year to develop and submit their idea, which was meant to be a report based on the Final Project Template accompanied by supporting documents, such as a power point presentation and a poster. This was followed by an Evaluation of Ideas period during which a judging panel determined which were the top three ideas per mode. Cross-modal ideas were included in one of the other three modes (according the most relevant one).

Winners had the unique opportunity to take part in a prestigious award ceremony at the 2016 Transport Research Arena (TRA) in Warsaw, from 17th-21st April 2016. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc met the students after the ceremony to discuss their ideas and future.

DOWNLOAD TRAVISIONS 2016 CONTEST BOOK

The book includes the abstracts of all the project ideas submitted for evaluation to the TRAVISIONS 2016 competitions. It was prepared by the TRAVISIONS 2016 Consortium and was designed and directed by Prof. Ezio Spessa, Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Ms. Micol Biscotto, research fellow at the same university and by Mr. George Smyrnakis, Secretary General of WEGEMT.

ROAD AWARD WINNERS

1ST

Sensor Range Sensitivity of Predictive Energy Management in Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (AUSTRIA)

Team: Martin Hofstetter

2ND

Simulation of an Automated Public Transportation System

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (NETHERLANDS)

Team: Konstanze Winter

3RD

Automatic control of tire pressure on passenger vehicles

POLITECNICO DI TORINO (ITALY)

Team members: Roberto Vitolo, Edoardo De Mattei, Andrea Luigi Pala, Antonio Pellegrino, Nicolò Salamone, Luigi Federico Vigna

4.

Adaptive group-based signal control system that can learn by itself
Jin, Junchen
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SWE)

5.

Prospective evaluation of the collision seve-rity of L7e vehicles considering a Collision Mitigation System
Kolk Harald, Kirschbichler Stefan, Weinberger Martin
Graz University of Technology (AUT)

6.

Automated Road Condition Monitoring
Radopoulou, Stefania-Christina
University of Cambridge (UK)

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9.

Towards Life-Long Visual Localization Using HDR Sequence Matching
Yongliang Qiao, Fang Yong Li,You Wang, Hongjian
Université de technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (FRA)


RAIL AWARD WINNERS

1ST

Subway Climatology RA5 NewRail Systems

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Team: Zi Qian

2ND

A cubic function model for railway line delay RA3 Facer microsimulation

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK (DENMARK)

Team: Fabrizio Cerreto

3RD

A numerical and experimental approach for the diagnosis of high-speed railway turnouts

UNIVERSITÀ FEDERICO II NAPOLI (ITALY)

Team: Giovanniluca De Vita, Davide Leonetti

6.

Handful wisps
Karaaslan, Ilgaz
Technical University of Istanbul (TUR)

7.

Advanced Computational Tools for Railway Dynamics
Antunes, Pedro Magalhaes, Hugo
Universidade Tecnico de Lisboa (POR)

9.

Rail regulation in Europe: an industry-based survey
Benedetto, Valerio
University of Leeds (UK)

10.

Mechanical behaviour of railway piles em-bedded in the ballast
Appella, Sabrina
Università Federico II Napoli (ITA)


WATERBORNE AWARD WINNERS

1ST

Approaches of Optimizing Ships in Calm Water

EMSHIP ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER-ULG-ECN-UROFRA

Team: Tin Yadanar Tun

2ND

Cold Ironing at the Anchorage area of Rotterdam Port RA6 Newcastle University - Offshore Cold Ironing

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Team: Selas Gemenetzis, Xydis Vranakis, Sakaguchi Sfakianos

3RD

Bio-Mimicry and the use of Shark-Skin Inspired Technology For the Reduction of Surface Resistance of Submarines and Other Underwater Craft

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Team: Jordan McRuvie

4.

Conceptual Design of On-board Carbon Capture and Storage System
Tsakiris, Karras, Axiotis, Kardiakopoulos, Mavris, Darnton
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK)

5.

Concept design of eco-friendly wind powe-red bulk carrier
Rachwalik, Klajna, Dąbrowski, Kapczyńska, Krzyżanowska
Technical University of Gdansk (POL)

6.

Multipurpose tool for creating safer seaways in the Mediterranean
Barth, Terhorst, van der Kuil, Stachel, Schmidt, Haas, Kausche
Hochschule Bremen (DEU)

7.

Green Hydrogen Production From Wave Energy
D’Amore Domenech, Rafael
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ESP)

8.

Chloris, An Alternative For Sea Transpor-tation
Tığlı, Barış
Technical University of Istanbul (TUR)

10.

Ship weather routing focusing on propulsion energy efficiency
Lamprinidis, Nikolaos
National Technical University of Athens (GRC)

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the 2016 competition download
the Contest book or the flyer with the results
of the TRAVISIONS 2016 competitions
(Size: 2,32 MByte)

YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION

A competition that awards prize money sponsored by industry to BSc, MSc and PhD students from all over Europe with the main aim of stimulating their interest in the field of transport. Winners will take part in a prestigious award ceremony at the 2018 Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018) event in Vienna, Austria, on 16-19th April 2018 where they will have the opportunity to meet European Commission (EC) representatives and transport experts.