Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in Kraljevo

  

The Centre for Railway Vehicles

Centre for Railway Vehicles is the scientific-research unit of the Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in Kraljevo. The main objectives of the Centre are permanent development of teaching process and scientific-research work, as well as the continuation and promotion of cooperation with industry in the area of railway machine engineering and construction testing.

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Activities

  • Design, construction and calculation of railway vehicles
  • Design, construction and calculation of machine constructions and elements
  • Experimental testing of railway vehicles
  • Experimental testing of machine constructions
  • Consulting services and expertise in the area of railway machine engineering and mechanical constructions

Results

  • Centre for railway vehicles has many years of experience in the area of design, calculations and testing of railway vehicles
  • Large number of projects in the area of experimental testing of railway vehicles and their components according to valid international standards UIC, TSI, EN, ERRI, etc.
  • The Centre was engaged in several projects related to the solving of very complex problems in technology of railway vehicles transportation
  • The Centre participated in several international projects and was coordinator of one FP7 project
  • Important results were achieved by the Centre through realization of great number of national projects under the auspices of the relevant Ministry
  • Among the most significant results, its research-scientific work in the area of railway machine engineering stands out
  • The Centre members published great number of scientific papers in relevant international journals and at scientific-professional conferences

Resources

1. Equipment and resources for testing within the certification of railway vehicles:

  • Static testing of railway vehicles
  • Testing of torsional stiffness of railway vehicles
  • Testing of railway vehicles brakes in place
  • Testing of railway vehicles in driving
  • Dynamic testing of railway vehicles in a crash
  • Dynamic testing of railway vehicles in driving
  • Testing of elements of suspension of railway vehicles for fatigue

2. Equipment and resources for testing constructions:

  • Deformation calculation
  • Measurements of acceleration and vibration
  • Motion
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Force and moments
  • Temperatures

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International projects

  1. FP6 projekat "Regional railway transport research and training centre foundation”, Project No: TSA4-CT-2005, Contract Number 015992, (2005-2007)
  2. FP7 project "Transport EU Western Balkan Network for Training, Support and Promotion of Cooperation in FP7 research activites Regional railway transport research and training centre foundation", Project No: TransBonus, FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1, Project number 218699, (2008 - 2010)
  3. FP7 project "Strengthening Railway Vehicles Centre of Faculty of Mehanical Engineering Kraljevo - SeRViCe", Project No: 206929, (2008 -2011)

The most important references

  1. Dragan Petrovic, Milan Bizic, Improvement of suspension system of Fbd wagons for coal transportation, Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 25 (2012), 89-96, doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2012.05.001.
  2. Mile Savkovic, Milomir Gasic, Dragan Petrovic, Nebojsa Zdravkovic, Radmila Pljakic, Analysis of the drive shaft fracture of the bucket wheel excavator, Engineering Failure Analysis 20 (2012), 105-117, doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2011.11.004.
  3. Dragan Petrovic, Milan Bizic, Mirko Djelosevic, Determination of dynamic sizes during the process of impact of railway wagons, Archive of Applied Mechanics, Volume 82, Number 2 (2012), 205-213, doi: 10.1007/S00419-011 -0549-5.
  4. Dragan Petrovic, Milan Bizic, Milomir Gasic, Mile Savkovic, Vladeta Gajic, Increasing the Efficiency of Railway Transport by Improvement of Suspension of Freight Wagons, Promet - Traffic&Transportation, Vol. 24, 2012, No. 6, 487-493, doi: 10.7307/ptt.v24i6.1202.
  5. Milan Bizic, Dragan Petrovic, Zoran Djinovic, Milos Tomic, Experimental Testing of Impact of Railway Wagons, Experimental Techniques, July 2012, doi:10.1111/j.1747-1567.2012.00850.x. (in press)

The most important prototypes, products, services, strategies and methodologies

Patents:

  • Device for welding the leaf springs, Patent number MP-2008/0068, Intellectual Property Office, the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade, 2008, Patent application published in "Intellectual property gazette " 6/08

Developed methodologies:

  • Static examination of railway vehicles
  • Examination of torsional stiffness of railway vehicles
  • Testing of railway vehicles brakes in place
  • Testing of railway vehicles in driving
  • Dynamic testing of railway vehicles in a crash
  • Dynamic testing of railway vehicles in driving
  • Testing of elements of suspension of railway vehicles for fatigue

Testing in accordance with previous methodologies are mandatory in the process of certification railway vehicle according to valid of international standards and regulations.

The Centre also offers consulting services, trainings, measurements, attesting and product development in the area of railway machines engineering and construction testing for the industry.

Contact

Dr. Dragan Petrovic, Associate Professor

Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Dositejeva 19, 36000 Kraljevo, Serbia E-mail:            petrovic. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web:   http://www.mfkv.kg.ac.rs/

Tel:     +381 (0) 36 383 377

Fax:    +381 (0) 36 383 380

 

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