The Effectiveness of Rail Web Dampers and How They are Selected and Implemented

Start time: 12.30pm AEST. Join Luke Zoontjens for a discussion on the effectiveness of rail dampers including how they are selected and implemented.
The Effectiveness of Rail Web Dampers and How They are Selected and Implemented

Rail dampers were developed in the 1990s as a way of reducing noise from railways. They work by attaching to the existing rail directly between fasteners, and by reducing vibration in the rails the amount of noise produced is reduced. However, rail dampers are also able to improve long-term rail conditions and reduce costs of maintenance over the asset lifecycle.


Luke Zoontjens
Technical Director – Acoustics & Vibration at SLR

Consulting Australia Pty Ltd

Acoustics engineering consultant with 18 years of professional experience and a focus on technical research and business development. Practice lead, responsible for delivery of acoustical engineering services in Western Australia for environmental consultancy firm SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd. Special interests are in transportation noise and vibration, education and healthcare facility design; building services noise control and architectural acoustics; specialist recording and performance spaces; environmental noise impact studies; and advanced technical investigations.

11 / 08 / 2021 - 12:30 pm to 02:00 pm
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