As one of the leaders in the railway transportation sector, Alstom wanted to develop new services to offer added-value to the railway industry.
Within the project Fortissimo, they participated in an innovation experiment where they managed to develop a diagnostic service to automatically schedule maintenance needs.
For this, they analysed the interactions between the basic components of the railway infrastructure, taking into account the load of the transit of high-speed trains and the failure scenarios of the different parts of the network. Since railway infrastructures are complex and large-sized, HPC simulations run on the cloud with the help of the Digital Innovation Hub Cineca were key to reach the needed accuracy.
- Replacing field measurements by this innovative diagnosis system has led to €280K savings per year and 50% less time to develop diagnosis for railway components.