REFRESCO holds its general assembly
On 6 November 2014, REFRESCO hold its general assembly that brought together all partners involved in the project. The work package leaders informed the project partners about the developments in their respective work packages. This those partners that are not part of the Technical Management Team to see the whole picture of what is happening in the project and enter into direct contact with other project partners in order to complement the updates they usually get from their work package leader.
Work Package 2 could already present conclusions of the work done around the benchmarking of new composite materials and a gap analysis regarding standards and authorisation procedures for the use of such materials in the railway sector.
Work Packages 3 to 8 presented their achievements but also the challenges that are still ahead of them, regarding fire safety, noise and vibrations, structure and fatigue analysis, health management, and crash worthiness. The broad range of project partners with backgrounds in different industry made the ensuing discussions interesting and enriching for the entire project.