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Instalaciones Ferroviarias

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

Content

7th EDITION
UPC School

Modules

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

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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Credits:
24 ECTS
(216 teaching hours)

Start date:
Start date:03/03/2017 End date:08/07/2017
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:
5.400 €

Language of instruction:
Spanish

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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