SD2307 Rail Vehicle Technology 7.5 credits

Spårfordonsteknik

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 17 for programme students

Autumn 17 FOV for single courses students - To application

  • Periods

    Autumn 17 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10071

  • Start date

    30/10/2017

  • End date

    2018 week: 3

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Number of lectures

  • Number of exercises

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    5 - 10

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Mats Berg <mabe@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Mats Berg <mabe@kth.se>

  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
    Please note that you need to log in at antagning.se to finalize your application.

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives a short introduction to railway systems and then focuses on rail vehicles.

The course aim is to give you the fundamentals of railway systems and, in particular, to describe the components and functions of rail vehicles as well as the various demands a rail vehicle must fulfil. The course should give you a good platform for work in the field of railway engineering.

After a completed course you should be able to:

  • clarify the different parts in railway systems and their possibilities and limitations
  • explain how bogies, carbody tilting, traction and brake systems work and can be improved
  • calculate train performance like acceleration and braking capacity, average speed and energy consumption
  • determine outer dimensions and interior design for a train at a given operational task
  • discuss the trends and future potential for railway traffic

Course main content

Introduction to railway technology. Track technology. Rail vehicles - overview. The railway and the environment: energy consumption, air pollutions, external noise, external vibrations. Railway traffic development and future. Rail vehicles - technical basis. Aerodynamics and running resistance. Running gear, bogies and car body tilting. Traction technology: traction motors, transmission, traction mechanics and current collection. Braking technology. Car bodies. Passenger environment, interior design and auxiliary power. Internal noise, internal vibrations and climate resistance. Rail vehicle market and development.

Eligibility

150 university credits (hp) In engineering and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B/ English 6.

Recommended prerequisites

150 university credits (hp) In engineering or natural sciences and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Literature

Compendium on Rail Vehicle Technology, Div. of Rail Vehicles, KTH.

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project Task, 3.0, grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grade scale: P, F

The number of points achieved for TEN1 and PRO1 are summed. The final grade is based on this sum.Grading scale: A-F

Requirements for final grade

Written Exam (TEN1; 4,5 hp; P/F), compulsory.

Project Task (PRO1; 3 hp; P/F), compulsory.

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Contact

Professor Mats Berg, mabe@kth.se, tel. +46 70 652 2441

Examiner

Mats Berg <mabe@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces SD2306.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2010.