D-Track Software


This research has developed a computer-based model – DTrack – for track design which is a user-friendly, affordable tool for track engineers to model track design, track modification and the effects of additional or worn rollingstock on track.

D-Track models a variety of track conditions and train parameters, including:

  • Behaviour of concrete, timber or steel sleepers
  • The influence of rail pads
  • The influence of the track bed
  • Narrow, broad or standard gauge track
  • Various wagon and bogie characteristics
  • Discrete or continuous defects in the wheel and in the rail head.


RIA is now seeking partners to further develop the user interface of D-Track and to commercialise the product.


Ms Vicky Kreiser
Administration Manager
Rail Innovation Australia Pty Ltd

Voice: (07) 4923 2277
Fax: (07) 4923 2161


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