The Rail/Tribology groups led by David Fletcher and Roger Lewis attended the 12th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear in the Rail-Wheel system in Melbourne, Australia recently.
Between them they presented 13 papers including Roger’s plenary talk on “Improving the Wheel/Rail Contact Performance through Laser Cladding of Rail, High Speed Rail Grinding and Rail Cleaning: Case Studies in going from the Lab to the Field”. Many of the students were attending their first face-to-face conference and were pleased to be able to finally talk to people about their work. They made many new friends and contacts for the future. They all did an excellent job of representing the Department and University.