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Sistemas Ferroviarios y Tracción Eléctrica

Master's degree. Face-to-face.

Content

7th EDITION
UPC School

Modules

The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.

Vehículos y Operación en Servicios Ferroviarios

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 21/10/2016. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Instalaciones Ferroviarias

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 03/03/2017. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Operación y Explotación de Servicios Ferroviarios

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 21/10/2016. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Vehículos Ferroviarios

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 17/12/2016. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Electrificación y Energía Ferroviaria

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 03/03/2017. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Señalización, Comunicación y Gestión del Tráfico Ferroviario

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 06/05/2017. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Subjects

Railway Systems
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
High Velocity Trains and Interurban Train Service
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Scales and units employed in passenger transport.
2. Demand and market. Technical and financial details.
3. Supply. Products, trains and services.
4. Principles and advantages of high sped trains.
5. High velocity trains in Spain.
6. Technology specific to high speed train lines.
7. The aerodynamics of high velocity trains.
8. Rolling stock used for conventional medium and long distance service.
9. Rolling stock used for high speed service.
10. Technical and financial exploitation of high speed service.
11. Design and management of stations and terminals for passenger service.
Merchandise and Logistics
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Demand and the Market.
2. Train production. Transport plans.
3. Freight terminals.
4. Siding. Specific derivatives.
5. Transport logistics.
Local Trains, Regional Trains, Underground, Trams
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Urban and metropolitan transport. Characteristics.
2. Demand and the market.
3. Technical and financial exploitation of metropolitan and urban rail transport.
4. Local train service.
5. Underground.
6. Light rail and trams.
7. Tram trains.
8. Accessibility and intermodal transport.
Electricity and Railway Mechanics
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Static and Dynamic Kinematics.
2. Drag. Gravitational loads.
3. Introduction to the Railway Dynamics. Speed. Layout.
4. Mechanical Vibrations.
5. Wheel Kinematics and Dynamics.
6. Axis dynamics. Qualitative analysis. Equations.
Electric Traction
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Basic principles.
2. Mechanical transmission.
3. Traction motors that use commutators and how to control them.
4. Synchronous traction motors and how to control them.
5. Asynchronous traction motors and how to control them.
6. Other traction motors.
7. Diesel/electric traction.
8. Electric automobile traction.
Elements of Rolling Stock
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Rolling Stock on railway systems.
2. The main systems.
3. Elements of crashes and traction. Couplings.
4. Traction devices.
5. Braking devices.
6. Required equipment for trains.
7. Installation of train systems.
8. Other boarding systems.
9. Various considerations for projects.
Engineering and Maintenance
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Reliability.
2. Maintainability.
3. Availability.
4. Life cycle.
5. Project reliability.
6. Designing for maintainability.
7. Comprehensive management of maintenance.
8. Technical management of maintenance.
9. Improving maintenance efficiency.
Railway Infrastructure
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Platforms and rail lines.
2. Station design. Accessibility.
3. Transport terminals.
4. Loading Gauges.
5. Bridges and tunnels.
6. Gauge changers.
7. General maintenance criteria for railway infrastructure.
Railways and Energy
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. A general view of energy and the problems related its use.
2. Energy and transport.
3. Types of traction and energy factors related to railways.
4. Braking dynamics and auxiliary systems on trains.
5. The energy needed to move a train.
6. The energy demands of a train according to services and critical variables.
7. A general view of practices and measures used to reduce the energy demands of trains.
8. Practices used in the design of trains and rail lines.
9. Economical conduction of trains and efficient regulation of traffic.
Substations and Networks
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General elements of DC electricity.
2. Rectifier substations (DC).
3. Electronic calculations for DC power.
4. General elements of AC electricity.
5. AC substations.
6. Electronic calculations for AC power.
7. Maintenance and use of electricity installations.
Electrification and Overhead Powerlines
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Introduction.
2. Requirements and specifications.
3. Electrical current and tension distribution.
4. The design of aerial lines used as contacts.
5. Supporting aerial lines used as contacts.
6. The mechanical behaviour of overhead powerlines.
7. Posts and cementing.
8. The dynamic behaviour of overhead powerlines.
9. Planning for and installing overhead powerlines.
10. Electricity safety and isolation.
11. Installing overhead powerlines.
12. Overhead power line maintenance.
Communications Applied to Railways
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General principles of electricity
2. Fundamental elements of electronics.
3. Basic elements of communications.
4. Train-land communications (PMR, Tetra).
5. Other communications systems.
Railway Signalling
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General analysis of signalling.
2. Signalling and its applications.
3. Different signalling devices and their applications in railways.
4. Specifications of the devices that need to be installed according to the width of the tracks and the Railway Administration regulations.
5. Analysis of reliable train detection systems.
6. Application of safety systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
7. Study of the symbology involved in the creation of signalling schemes.
8. Application of Interlocking systems that function between different safeguard systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
9. Analysis of the different forms of automatic formulation of itineraries and their annulment.
10. Methodology for application of systems that control safety systems.
11. Application of Level Crossings where roads and railways intersect.
Automatic Train Protection Systems (ATP)
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General analysis of ATP systems.
2. ATP systems and their applications.
3. Different ATP systems and their application to railways.
4. Specifications of ATP devices that need to be installed according to the width of the tracks and the Railway Administration regulations.
5. Analysis of the systems used for reliable ATP use.
6. Application of ATP systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
7. Study of the symbology involved in the creation of ATP schemes.
8. Application of ATP systems that function between different safeguard systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
9. Analysis of the different forms of automatic formulation of itineraries and their annulment according to the type of ATP system installed.
10. Methodology for application of systems that control safety systems.
11. Optimisation of ATP systems using ATO systems.
Technical Exploitation of Railway Infrastructure
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Technical exploitation. Safeguard systems.
2. Scheduling railway service.
3. Movement charts.
4. Line capacity.
5. Assigning capacity to railway operators.
6. Integrated Electronic Control Centres (IECC).
Dessing and Management of New Railway Lines
2 ECTS. 34 teaching hours.
Master's Final Project
10 ECTS.
Completion of a final project that includes practical content related to one of the modules from this programme or the development of a transversal subject area related to course content.
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INFORMATION 2016-17 EDITION

Next course:
October 2017

Credits:
60 ECTS
(474 teaching hours)

Timetable:
Friday  15:00 to 21:00Saturday  09:00 to 15:00
Taught at:
EPSEVG - Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltrú
Av. Víctor Balaguer, s/n
Vilanova i la Geltrú

Registration fee:
9.800 €

Language of instruction:
Spanish

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