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Testing of Railway Vehicles

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Master studies
Course unit: pdfTesting of Railway Vehicles
Course code: MS15210
Teacher in charge: pdfDr. Milan Bižić
Language of instruction: English
ECTS: 6
Prerequisites: None
Semester: Autumn
Course unit objective:
Gaining of higher level of knowledge in the field of testing of railway vehicles and their structural parts.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Training for engineering work in the field of testing of railway vehicles and their structural parts.
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes  
Introduction to the testing of railway vehicles. International standards and regulations in the design and testing of railway vehicles. Criteria for assessing the quality of railway vehicles. Analysis of problem and definition of the testing program. Preparation and organization of testing. Performance of testing. Measuring equipment for testing of railway vehicles. The design of the converters for testing of railway vehicles and their structural parts. The types of testing of railway vehicles. Static testing. Dynamic testing. Testing of quiet running and running safety. Fatigue tests and determination of lifetime. Exploitation testing. Analysis and processing of test results. Final report. Modern techniques for monitoring the condition of railway vehicles and their major parts.
Practical classes
Examples of measuring equipment and transducers for testing of railway vehicles and their main parts. Examples of testing of rail vehicles. Laboratory and practical work on concrete examples. Seminar on the given topic of specific testing of railway vehicles or its parts (assembly, subassembly or component).
Literature
UIC, EN and TSI regulations.
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.