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Designing & Development of Railway Vehicles

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Master studies
Course unit: pdfDesigning & Development of Railway Vehicles
Course code: MS12011
Teacher in charge: Prof. Dr. Dragan Petrović
Language of instruction: English
ECTS: 6
Prerequisites: None
Semester: Autumn
Course unit objective: Gaining of higher level of knowledge in the field of modern methods of design and development of railway vehicles and their structural parts.
Learning outcomes of the course unit: Training for application of modern methods and advanced techniques in solving a wide range of engineering problems in the field of design and development of railway vehicles and their structural parts.
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes  
Introduction to the design and development of railway vehicles. Characteristics of modern railway vehicles. Criteria for assessing the quality of railway vehicles and their structural parts. Problems of design and development of railway vehicles and their structural parts. Modern methods of design and development of railway vehicles. Design and development of railway vehicles from the point of static, quasistatic and dynamic characteristics. Using of application software in the design and development of railway vehicles and their structural parts. Using of commercial software packages for designing, developing, and defining of technical documentation for railway vehicles and their structural parts. Experimental tests in the verification and development of railway vehicles.
Practical classes
Examples of modelling, calculation and preparation of technical documentation of elements, sub-assemblies and assemblies of railway vehicles in specialized software packages. Laboratory and practical work. The Project of the specific type of railway vehicle.
Literature
M. Spiryagin, V. Аutores, C.R. Cole, Y.Q. Sun, M.J. Mcclanachan, V. Spiryagin, Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
E. Andersson, M. Berg, S. Stichel, Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Railway Group KTH, Stockholm, 2007.
S.D. Iwnicki, Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2006.