• scientific specialization
  • publication activities
  • pedagogical orientation
  • applied research
  • testing
  • international cooperation
  • scientific projects


  • contact analysis of the rail wheelset and track
  • testing, reliability and service life of mechanical parts of brake systems of railway vehicles
  • structural analysis of the structural nodes of rail vehicles and analysis of dynamic characteristics of vehicles using simulation calculations on virtual models
  • ride comfort for passengers in railway vehicles
  • design of railway vehicles and track maintenance machines
  • the development of technical support of combined transport
  • design of trandsport and handling machines
  • development of scientific principles of maintenance and their practical applications in manufacturing
  • design and analysis of combustion engine properties


The Department is in the professional community known for education of designers and calculations of railway vehicles, but also their activities in the field of lifelong learning managers in railway vehicles, track facilities, maintenance of technical systems.

Staff of the department also focuses on solving various topics of theory and design of piston combustion engine, automobiles and virtual modeling, deals with environmental problems burdening with energy units equipped with internal combustion engines, automobiles and other means of transport.

License for Education

We would like to thank APIS Informationstechnologien GmbH for their friendly support and for supplying the fmea software APIS IQ-Software for free for research and education!

Veda a výskum ŽU v Žiline

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Katedra dopravnej a
manipulačnej techniky
Strojnícka fakulta
Žilinská univerzita v Žiline
Univerzitná 8215/1
010 26 Žilina
Slovenská republika

49°12.135' N 18°45.396' E


tel.: 421(41)513 2551
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