Electrificación y Energía Ferroviaria

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Rail System and Electric Drive and the postgraduate course Railway Facilities.


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.
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(108 teaching hours)

Start date:
Start date:02/03/2018 End date:19/05/2018
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:
3.000 €

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

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