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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
1. Subject name Design and testing of railway vehicle systems
2. Subject name in Hungarian Vasúti járművek tervezése és vizsgálata
3. Code BMEKOVRM607 4. Evaluation type mid-term grade 5. Credits 10
6. Weekly contact hours 4 (19) Lecture 0 (0) Practice 2 (9) Lab
7. Curriculum
Vehicle Engineering MSc (J)
8. Role
Specialization (sp) at Vehicle Engineering MSc (J)
9. Working hours for fulfilling the requirements of the subject 300
Contact hours 84 Preparation for seminars 22 Homework 60
Reading written materials 102 Midterm preparation 12 Exam preparation 20
10. Department Department of Aeronautics and Naval Architectures
11. Responsible lecturer Dr. Szabó András
12. Lecturers Dr. Zobory István, Dr. Kolonits Ferenc, Dr. Szabó András
13. Prerequisites  
14. Description of lectures
Standard features of the rail vehicle design. Excitation effect of the track. Systemtechnical analysis of railway vehicles. The planning a running facility. Usig movement simulation in the planning procedure. Documentation of the plannind results. Consideration of the operating environment of the vehicle operation. Energetical, mass-stream and info-stream attributions in the plannig. Consideration of the vehicle load-conditions. Real-time simulation methods. Optimization of the components in the vehicle system. Strength computation of the vehicle systems by FEM method. Railway vehicle design project.
15. Description of practices
16. Description of labortory practices
The design project connected with the subject needs laboratory work: structure planning (autoCAD), stress analysis (VEM) and solving of further calculation tasks.
17. Learning outcomes
A. Knowledge
  • Understands and applies the mathematical and scientific principles and procedures of the design and analysing of the railway vehicle.
  • Understands and can apply in a wide circle the theories and terminologies elaborated for professional area of railway vehicles design and analysis.
  • Knows and understands the analysing methods and development possibilities of the railway vehicle-technique.
  • Knows and understands the methodology and problem solving techniques of the design and research of railway vehicles.
B. Skills
  • Able to apply in innovative way the required mathematical and scientific principles and procedures for solving the problems connected with the railway vehicles design and analysis.
  • Able to analyze, to evaluate, to document and to develop the methods and informations applied in the railway vehicle design and analysis.
  • Able to global design of the railway vehicles like a complex system on the base of the system approach and the process oriented mentality.
  • Able to execute the condition surveys connected with railway vehicles, and based on this able to elaborate the evaluation and the proposal.
C. Attitudes
  • Open and receptive to know and to accept the developments and innovations which are taken place on the field of the speciality of railway vehicles.
  • Accepts the professional and ethical values-system connected with the professional area of the railway.
  • Pursuing to use complex and on system-oriented mentality based approach in the work.
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  • Pro-activity in professional work, the self-standing selection of the relevant solution methods.
  • Making decision circumspectly.
18. Requirements, way to determine a grade (obtain a signature)

During the semester there is a midterm test for evaluation of achievements in knowledge and ability. During the semester the FEM task and the complex vehicle design project must be solved (evaluation of knowledge, attitude, autonomy). The marks of the individual tasks are included in the final classification by weight 50%. Final evaluation in knowledge and ability are in framework of the examination at the end of semester. The criterion to participate at the examination are the complete achievement of the midterm test and individual tasks.

19. Opportunity for repeat/retake and delayed completion
Possibility to refit the control works and the homeworks, to repeat the examination, properly to the Study and Exam Regulations.
20. Learning materials
Zobory-Győrik: A maximumelv és a vonatmozgás optimális irányítása. Department's publication.. Bp. 198- , (2- oldal)
Zobory-Zábori: A hullámok terjedése anyagi pontok és rugók által egy hosszú vonatot reprezentáló egyirányban végtelen láncban. Department's publication.. Bp. 198- (- old.)
Győrik: Energetikai szempontból optimális vonatirányítás közelítő meghatározása. Department's publication.. Bp. 199- (20.oldal)
Department's publication for planning
Effective date 10 October 2019 This Subject Datasheet is valid for Inactive courses