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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
1. Subject name Operation of railway vehicles
2. Subject name in Hungarian Vasúti járművek üzeme
3. Code BMEKOVJM409 4. Evaluation type exam grade 5. Credits 3
6. Weekly contact hours 2 (7) Lecture 0 (0) Practice 0 (0) 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 90
Contact hours 28 Preparation for seminars 4 Homework 0
Reading written materials 36 Midterm preparation 12 Exam preparation 10
10. Department Department of Aeronautics and Naval Architectures
11. Responsible lecturer Dr. Csiba József
12. Lecturers Németh István, Kisteleki Mihály
13. Prerequisites  
14. Description of lectures
Service processes for railway vehicles. Vehicle input, the actual service timing and vehicle output as componenets of a random service process. Inventory problems in the operation of railway vehicles, the theory of minimum cost-storing and purchase. Statistical theory of the operating system of railway vehicles based on the technical state. Analysis of the operation reliability of railway vehicles, reliability-based operation/maintenance (RCM system). Railway vehicle diagnostics, vehicle diagnostics and stationary equipments, stations. Systems for identifying of vehicles and their operational modes. Operational properties of braked trains, braking-difficulties, dynamical- and thermal processes.
15. Description of practices
16. Description of labortory practices
17. Learning outcomes
A. Knowledge
  • Understands and applies the mathematical and scientific principles and procedures of the railway vehicles operation.
  • Understands and can apply in a wide circle the theories and terminologies elaborated for professional area of the railway vehicles operation.
  • Knows and understands the basic facts, limits and development possibilities of the railway vehicles operation.
  • Knows and understands the traffic, logistic, environment-, work- and fire protection viewpoints of the railway vehicles operation.
  • Knows and understands the information and communication techniques which are connected with the railway vehicles operation.
B. Skills
  • Able to apply in innovative way the required mathematical and scientific principles and procedures for solving the problems connected with the vehicles operation.
  • Able to apply, to analyze and to evaluate the methods applied in the field of the railway vehicles operation.
  • Shows ability to apply integrated knowledges in the field of the railway vehicles operation.
C. Attitudes
  • Open and receptive to know and to pass on the developments and innovations which are taken place on the field of the railway vehicles operation. The sense of vocation is depth.
  • 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 to the processes.
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  • Pro-activity in professional work, the self-standing selection and application of the solution methods.
  • Making decision circumspectly and responsibility.
  • Takes into account in the decisions the regulations of the environment, the law and the engineering ethics.
18. Requirements, way to determine a grade (obtain a signature)
The criterion of signature is the active participation at the class (attitude). During the semester there is necessary successfully to write two midterm tests (knowledge, ability, autonomy). In the fields of attitudes and autonomy the results achieved in the semesters are included in the final classification by weight 50%. At the end of semester there is an examination (knowledge, ability, attitude).
19. Opportunity for repeat/retake and delayed completion
Possibility to refit the midterm tests, to repeat the examination, properly to the Study and Exam Regulations.
20. Learning materials
Zobory: Megbízhatóságelmélet. Department's publication.. Bp.199- 33 o.
Zobory: Vasúti járművek üzemeltetéselmélete. Department's publication.. Bp.199- 48 o.
Kaufmann: Az optimális programozás. MK 198- 415 o.
Effective date 10 October 2019 This Subject Datasheet is valid for Inactive courses