SLR presenting at 12th International Workshop on Railway Noise (IWRN)

The International Workshop on Railway Noise (IWRN) is a forum for international experts in the field of railway noise and vibration. Held on a three year cycle, this year’s event is being hosted by the Australian Acoustical Society in Terrigal, New South Wales.

SLR's Dr Bing Li (left) will present a paper co-authored by Dr Luke Zoontjens which investigates the propagation and attenuation characteristics of rail-induced ground-borne vibration within sandy soils, which is the unique superficial ground condition for the Perth region, Western Australia.

Dr Briony Croft will also present a keynote presentation which summarises state-of-the-art rail noise policy, co-authored by Brian Hemsworth (Noise Consultant LLP, UK).  The paper considers how rail noise policy is applied in a range of contexts, and examines key existing and historical issues to understand why particular policies and approaches have been developed around the world.  Briony will also be presenting a case study at the Workshop examining a measured reduction in ground vibration following the installation of rail dampers, co-authored by Conrad Weber (Renzo Tonin & Associates).

For the first time this year, SLR will also be part of the inaugural Andrew Wearne Memorial Prize which will be awarded for the most innovative paper at the conference.    

Attendees of the Workshop will include international researchers and engineers in the field of railway noise and vibration. The last IWRN event held in Sweden attracted 160 delegates from 19 countries.

The 12th International Workshop on Railway Noise is taking place 12 – 16 September, in Terrigal, NSW, Australia.


Key Contacts:

Bing Li


Luke Zoontjens


Briony Croft