Ceit-IK4 is a non profit research centre that was created by the University of Navarra (Spain) and has more than 30 years of experience in the railway industry. Ceit-IK4 has a staff around 300 employees (120 of them are PhD) and it is part of IK4 Research Alliance (independent technological alliance with around 1400 employees and 100M€ annual turnover). Ceit-IK4’s expertise in the railway sector spans in seven different fields: Design of new materials and fabrication processes (e.g. design of…
Accredited bogie frame and bolster fatigue test according to EN13749
Special modular test rigs adaptable to customer needs
All applications tested
special railway cars
CETEST is a fully accredited testing and analysis laboratory providing services in the railways sector. We cover the full life cycle of our customers' products offering homologation activities through testing and analysis and consultancy and engineering services to resolve operational problems. We work for a broad range of customers: rolling stock manufacturers, component suppliers, train operators, maintenance providers and infraestructure managers.
Our test laboratory is certified to UNE-…
CEIT-IK4 provides engineering services in the characterization of mechanical properties of materials and their fabrication processes, at the macroscopic and meso/micro/nanoscopic levels, and works on three application fields: Forming processes, Mechanical properties and structural integrity, Phenomena associated with plastic deformation, fracture and life prediction under creep-fatigue conditions. CEIT-IK4 deals mainly with materials for applications in extreme conditions of pressure, temp…
CEIT-IK4 offers its expertise in the design of power electronics and drives. During the last ten years, the CEIT-IK4’s Industrial Power Electronics Group research has been oriented to the design and development of high performance power converters. In addition to standard AC-DC-AC rectifier-inverter based power converters, the group has experience on high current – high frequency resonant DC-DC converters and direct AC-AC Matrix Converters. Standard AC-DC-AC converters have usually been designe…
The pantogarph is instrumented and calibrated for on-track test according to EN50317, EN 50367 and TSI standards.
The following applications can be tested: High speed trains (up to 380 km/h), locomotives, conmuter train, metro, tram, etc.
CEIT-IK4 has more than twenty year of experience giving Research Service in Railways Dynamics to several companies, from railways administrators and rolling stock manufacturer to specific components providers. Subsequently, as a result of the knowledge acquired along all the R&D projects carried out, CEIT-IK4 Railways Dynamics Team is focused nowadays on giving to its clients support in the following main areas: TestBench design and development CEIT-IK4 has developed different types of so…
The wheelrail contact plays a key role in the vehicle dynamics from the point of view of aspects as rolling safety, safety against derailment, ride quality, track fatigue, wheel and rail wear, etc. It is because of this that the exact and reliable measurement of vertical and lateral contact forces is very important.
Based on a measuring method and algorithm developed by CETEST during years of investigation, CETEST measuring wheelset measures the main contact parameters: the lateral and vert…