Field of Work
A focus of the research conducted by the 50-year-old scientist are wear-and-tear and the reliability of the drive and suspension components as they interact with the infrastructure. Disruptions in the wheel-track system can result in costly repairs or accidents, as well as impacting on operations as a whole.
Another area of work concerns risk analyses, where the impact of technical and operational innovations is assessed based on theoretical observations, statistical operating data and simulations. Prof. Salander also looks at the application of European railway legislation, from the manufacture of vehicles through to their approval.
Prof. Corinna Salander, born in 1967, studied physics in Kiel and obtained a doctorate at Clausthal University of Technology with a dissertation on algorithms to calculate electromagnetic fields in rail vehicles. This was followed by 15 years of practical experience in responsible positions with the German federal railway company Deutsche Bahn AG, the European Railway Agency ERA and the train manufacturer Bombardier, where Salander was also involved with issues of safety management and the approval of rail vehicles. She has held the Chair of Railway Vehicle Technology at the Institute of Machine Components of the University of Stuttgart since 2014. Salander is a member of the supervisory board of Bombardier Transportation GmbH.