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Vehículos Ferroviarios

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.

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4th EDITION
UPC School

This lifelong learning course can be attended as part of the master's degree Rail System and Electric Drive or as part of the postgraduate course Vehicles and Operation in Railway Services.

La implantación del Tren de Alta Velocidad (AVE) en nuestro país y la consolidación de las redes de cercanías han demostrado que el ferrocarril es un sistema de transporte competitivo y eficiente. El futuro de la movilidad pasa por desarrollar este medio de transporte, que presenta ventajas interesantes tanto a nivel medioambiental como a nivel de factores económicos. Este curso quiere convertirse en un referente en todo aquello relativo a la formación superior en los aspectos técnicos del ferrocarril.
 
Las empresas del sector podrán ver satisfechas las necesidades de formación técnica. De esta manera iniciamos una apuesta estratégica en el transporte de mercancías, ya que existe un proyecto europeo para establecer una autopista ferroviaria en todo el eje mediterráneo.

El curso contará con las aportaciones de los mejores especialistas en sistemas ferroviarios, algunos de ellos directivos de importantes empresas del sector.
Todos ellos explicarán sus experiencias a los participantes del curso, ya que uno de sus objetivos es compartir los conocimientos de las compañías punteras. Se trata de ofrecer una formación en consonancia con las necesidades de las organizaciones.

Aims

  • Formar profesionales que se integren en diferentes segmentos del negocio del sector ferroviario.
  • Profundizar en aspectos referentes a electrificación, señalización, comunicaciones, material rodante y gestión y explotación de empresas ferroviarias.
  • Ofrecer unos estudios específicos sobre instalaciones, vehículos y gestión del ferrocarril.
  • Colaborar con empresas punteras en este sector, para formar profesionales que se adapten a las necesidades del mercado.

Who is it for

  • Ingenieros Industriales Superiores o Técnicos.
  • Ingenieros de Telecomunicaciones.
  • Ingenieros Informáticos.
  • Profesionales del sector ferroviario que quieran mejorar su formación en este campo.

Content

Subjects

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.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Perat Benavides, Ignasi

Teaching staff

  • Altesa Cabanas, Jaume
    R&D Engineer Alstom Transport
  • Andrada Gascón, Pedro
  • Arqués Patón, Josep Lluis
  • Blanqué Molina, Balduí
  • López Gómez, José Luis
  • Perat Benavides, Ignasi
  • Sánchez López, Josep Anton
  • Sivatte Adroer, Maurici
  • Ureña Serrano, Òscar

General information

Credits
12 ECTS (108 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:17/12/2016End date:10/03/2017
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
Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 70
Degree
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Lifelong learning course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
3.000 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Lifelong learning course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

0.7%

Language of instruction
Spanish
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme

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