Advancing Rail Technology Innovation with COMSOL Multiphysics® - Archived

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November 22, 2023

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Join us for this live webinar to hear from Mr. Ishant Jain, head of New Product Development at Raychem RPG.

Raychem RPG's work has revolutionized the rail industry through cutting-edge developments, particularly in collaboration with the Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) as part of the Make in India initiative. Over the past six years, Raychem in collaboration with RDSO have completed numerous projects, steering India toward self-sufficiency in rail technology. One of their major accomplishments has been the localization of advanced overhead equipment (OHE) systems, including the modular cantilever system, autotensioning device, short neutral section, and more. These technologies, traditionally procured from abroad, have now been developed and patented in India, aligning with the Indian Railways' mandate.

A critical area of Raychem RPG's focus has been the enhancement of railway composite insulators, a component plagued by frequent failures due to poor supplier quality. Raychem RPG, with its extensive experience in insulator manufacturing, has resolved this challenge. They have successfully supplied high-quality insulators in Europe and Asia for high-speed rail networks. Their breakthroughs were made possible through rigorous analysis and characterization using the COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software.

In their projects, the COMSOL® software played a central role, allowing the team to optimize every component of their sophisticated designs. Through the integrated use of the add-on Structural Mechanics Module and AC/DC Module, they ensured the reliability and efficiency of their innovations. As a result, the majority of Raychem's products have been approved by the Indian Railways, marking a significant milestone in their journey.

During the webinar, Mr. Ishant Jain will delve deeper into Raychem RPG's innovative processes, the role of COMSOL Multiphysics in their projects, and how these advancements are shaping the future of rail technology in India.

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This is a recording of a webinar that originally aired on November 22, 2023


Ishant Jain Raychem Innovation Center

Ishant Jain is a research & development (R&D) professional with more than 10 years of industry exposure and academic research experience. He has proven competence across a gamut of domains, including electrical, mechanical, materials, steel making, and manufacturing. He has expertise across the fields of overhead equipment for railway tractions, HV/LV electrical accessories for power distributions like insulators and connectors, polymers, industrial heating, steel making and casting processes, and transformers. Ishant Jain is currently working as head of the department (program manager) for material and processing CoE at Raychem Innovation Center based in Vadodara. He has completed his BTech (Hons) in mechanical engineering from MIET and MTech in material and metallurgical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He had worked as a senior researcher with TATA steel R&D Jamshedpur. Since 2014, he has been working with Raychem RPG, driving innovation and developing new products for the energy and power sector. Ishant Jain is TRIZ Level 2 certified and a green belt in Six Sigma. He has authored more than 20 technical papers in renowned national and international journals and has filed 25 patents to his credit. He has contributed to FEA analysis, electrothermal heat transfer, multibody dynamics, CFD, nonlinear structural mechanics, and static and dynamic analysis.