RIVAS – Vibrations: Ways out of the Annoyance

A summary of outcomes

Please find the final brochure of the RIVAS project under Results and Publications.


“Vibration – Ways out of the annoyance”, was held in Brussels, on 21 November 2013

Please find here more information.


Results and Publications


Public deliverables will be available on this page along with the progress of RIVAS project. Please check regulary for the latest information.

Del. 5.5 - Guideline for Design of vehicles generating reduced ground vibration (Dec 2013)

Del. 5.4 - Optimised mitigation measures and their parameters (Feb 2013)

Del. 5.1 - Train Induced Ground Vibration – Influence of Rolling Stock, State-of-the-Art Survey (Sept 2011)

Del. 4.6 - Design guide and technology assessment of the transmission mitigation measures (Dec 2013)

Del. 4.1 - Report defining scope and constraints of numerical parametric study

Del. 3.13 - Guidelines for mitigation measures on ballasted track, curves, switches and slab track (Dec 2013)

Del. 3.12 - Ground Vibration from switches - numerical and experimental tests for identification of the main influencing sources and factors (Dec 2013)

Del. 3.8 - Measurement report about a new undersleeper test track in a curve (Dec 2013)

Del. 3.7 - Results of laboratory tests for ballasted track mitigation measures Part (Dec 2013)

Del. 3.6 - Description of the vibration generation mechanism of switches and the development of cost effective (March 2013)

Del. 3.5 - Mitigation measures installed on commercial track (Nov 2013)

Del. 3.3 - Results of the parameter studies and prioritization for prototype construction for slab track (May 2012)

Del. 3.2 - Results of the Parameter Studies and Prioritization for Prototype Construction for Ballasted Track (Feb 2012)

Del. 3.1 - State of the Art Review of Mitigation Measures on Track (Sept 2011)

Del. 2.9 - Validation of wheel maintenance measures on the rolling stock for reduced excitation of ground vibration (Dec 2013)

Del. 2.7 - Definition of wheel maintenance measures for reducing ground Vibration (Dec 2013)

Del. 2.5 - Overview of Methods for Measurement of Track Irregularities Important for Ground-Borne Vibration (July 2013)

Del. 1.12 - Vibration reduction for reference cases (Dec 2013)

Del. 1.11 - Report of benchmark test for soil properties, including recommendations for standards and guidelines (Dec 2013)

Del. 1.10 - Description of test procedures based on laboratory tests and field tests including validation (Dec 2013)

Del. 1.9 - Report giving the decrease of exposure and annoyance associated with each mitigation measure developed in WP2 to 5 for typical ground/building configurations (Dec 2013)

Del. 1.8 - Final report on the reference track design for vibration characterization of vehicles, includind draft measurement guideline for vehicle homologation (Dec 2013)

Del. 1.7 - Relevant parameters for a reference test track (Aug 2012)

Del. 1.6 - Definition of appropriate procedures to predict exposure in buildings and estimate annoyance (Aug 2012)

Del. 1.5 - Definition of reference cases typical for hot-spots in Europe with existing vibration problems (March 2012)

Del. 1.4 - Review of existing standards, regulations and guidelines, as well as laboratory and field studies concerning human exposure to vibration (Jan 2012)

Del. 1.2 Annex - Measurement protocol for parameters influencing mitigation effects (Aug 2012)

Del. 1.2 - Protocol for free field measurement of mitigation effects in the project RIVAS for WP2,3,4,5 (Oct 2011)

Del. 1.1 - Report with a description of test procedures for the determination of the dynamic soil characteristics (Dec 2011)


Article in "European Railway Review" (Volume 17, issue 6, 2011)
This article “Being a good neighbour – reducing vibrations near railway lines” gives a good overview about the European collaborative rail research project RIVAS and its background.