Research activities and projects

1. LABORATORY TEST BENCH FOR RAILWAY WHEELS TREAD WEAR ANALYSIS - RAILBCOT

Grant scheme: OPVaV-2008/2.2/01-SORO
Term of solution: 2009-2011

2. VEL-WAGON (VERSATILE, EFFICIENT AND LONGER WAGON FOR EUROPEAN TRANSPORTATION)

Grant scheme: FP7 Small or medium-scale focused research project, Work programme topics addressed: SST.2010.2.1.1 Fast Implementation of Innovative/Effective Rail Technologies to Improve Rail Freight Services.
Term of solution: 2010-2012
Project in cooperation with TU Berlin, KTH Stockholm, University of Žilina and partner of practice TATRAVAGÓNKA, a.s. Poprad.3
http://www.vel-wagon.eu/

3. AWARE PROJECT (RELIABLE PREDICTION OF THE WEAR OF RAILWAY WHEELS)

Grant SCHEME: 6.FP EU Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge (TOK). Industry-Academia Partnership Scheme, CONTRACT No MTKI-CT-2006-042358.
Term of solution: 2006-2009
Project in cooperation with ALSTOM France (F)– ALSTOM Ferroviaria Savigliano (I), University Sheffield (GB), Univrsity of Žilina.

4. DEVELOPMENT OF TWO TYPES OF FREIGHT WAGONS WITH BOGIES FOR NON-STANDARD WHEELL GAUGE OR WHEELBASE MEETING THE CRITERIA FOR INTEROPERABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

Grant scheme: OPVaV-2008/2.2/01-SORO
Term of solution: 2010-2014

5. TELLIBOX (INTELLIGENT MEGASWAPBOXES FOR ADVANCED INTERMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORT)

Grantscheme: FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1 Small or medium-scale focused research project, No.: 217856. Co_Modality – Encouraging modal shift and decongesting transport corridors.
Term of solution: 2007-2011
Project in cooperation with RWTH Aachen university (D), Ewals Cargo Care B.V. (NL), Wecon GmbH (D), Wesob Sp.z.o.o. (PL), HRD Trailer-Engineering GmbH (D), University of Žilina (SK), CTL Express Sp.z.o.o. (PL), WincantonGmbH (D), European Intermodal Association (B), Intermodal Concepts & Management AG (CH).

6. DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMAL TECHNOLOGY FOR ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS LIMIT STATES IN CONTACT

Grant scheme: OPVaV-2008/2.2/01-SORO, ITMS 262 202 20118
Term of solution: 2011-2013

7. RESEARCH OF ROLLING RAILWAY VEHICLES CHARACTERISTICS FOCUSING ON WHEEL/RAIL CONTACT SOLUTION  DURING ROLLING WHEELSET ON THE TRACK USING COMPUTER SIMULATION

Grant schme: VEGA 1/3169/06
Term of solution: 2006-2009

8. RESEARCH OF PHENOMENA DURING BRAKING BY BRAKE BLOCKS ON THE TEST STAND AND THE BRAKE BLOCK GOEMETRY INFLUENCE ON TREAD SHAPE CHANGE OF BRAKING RAYLWAY WHEEL.

Grant scheme: VEGA 1/0362/10
Term of solution: 2010-2011

9. RESEARCH OF ROAD WHEELED VEHICLE DYNAMIC PROPERTIES.

Grant scheme: VEGA 1/4119/07
Term of solution: 2007-2010

10. RESEARCH OF TREAD SHAPE CHANGE OF RAILWAY WHEELS  FOLLOWING OF TRAFFIC LOAD USING COMPUTER SIMULATION.

Grant scheme: VEGA 1/0367/10
Term of solution: 2010-2011

11. RESEARCH OF STRESS DISTRIBUTION IN BRAKING RAILWAY WHEEL.

Grant scheme: VEGA 1/1098/11
Term of solution: 2011-2014

GRANT PROJECTS VEGA:

Grant project: VEGA 1/4129/07 Zvolenský et al.: New maintenance concepts in engineering with computer support and technical diagnostics using.

Grant project:: VEGA 1/2116/05 Kalinčák et al.: Interdisciplinary solution of modern railway transport means using virtual models and experimental methods.

Grant project:: VEGA 1/3168/06 Sága et al. New approaches inverse modeling structures of vehicles and transport equipments to innovation and optimalization.

Grant project:: VEGA 1/7416/20 Kalinčák et al.: Optimizing the shape and dimensions of machine structures.

Grant project:: VEGA 1/ 5269 /98 Hlavňa et al. Research of conception and interdisciplinary solution of dual drive mobile energy means.

Grant project:: VEGA 1/4099/07 Kocúr Roman et al.: Research multi life of machine components applying FE analysis and experiment.

Grant project:: VEGA1/0347/12 prof. Dr. Ing. Juraj Gerlici: Research profile rail wear running wheel simulating operating conditions driving the vehicle on the track at the test bench

Grant project:: VEGA 1/0362/10 prof. Dr. Ing. Juraj Gerlici: Research phenomena braking brake block brake on the test condition and the impact on the geometry of shape change in the profile braked railway wheel.

Grant project:: VEGA 1/0383/12 doc. Ing. Tomáš Lack, PhD.: Research ride characteristics of rail vehicle using computer simulation

Grant project:: VEGA 1/0367/10 doc. Ing. Tomáš Lack, PhD.: Research change profile geometry in the railway wheels due to operating pressures using computer simulation.

Grant project:: VEGA 1/1098/11 prof. Ing. Daniel Kalinčák, PhD.: Research of the stress distribution in a braked railway wheel.

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS RP EU:

RA.N.E. - Railway Network of Excellence - Project with support from the European Social Fund
Countries in the consortium: Italy (coordinator – K-Lab), Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovak Republic
Term of solution: I. 2007 – XI. 2007
The name of the research workplace in theSlovac Republic: University of Žilina, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Transport and Handling Machines
prof. Ing. Peter Zvolenský, CSc., head of research group project partner
The other parcipitant: doc. Ing. Juraj Grenčík, PhD.

INTERGAUGE - Interoperability, Security and Safety of Goods Movement with 1435 and 1520 (1524) mm Track Gauge Railways: New Technology in Freight Transport including hazardous Products ( Interoperability, reliability and safety monvement of goods on railways with gauge wheelset 1435 and 1520 (1524) mm: the new technology in goods transport of dangerous products) Contract No TST4-2005-516205
coordinator – Warsaw Technical University) Finland, Ukraine, Slovak Rublic
Term of solution: I. 2005 – VI. 2008
prof. Ing. Peter Zvolenský, CSc., head of research group project partner
The other parcipitants:
prof. Ing. Daniel Kalinčák, PhD.
doc. Ing. Juraj Grenčík, PhD.
Ing. Peter Palko

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS OF Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic

Gerlici a kol.: Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic development project for the year 2001, e-Univerzita, CA-x workplace.

Gerlici a kol.Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic development project for the year 2002 to improve conditions for the use of information technology (IT) at universities, item 5, latter d: Use IT as a tool for e-learning, with name Project e-learning in transport technology.

INSTITUCIONAL RESEARCH

IVU 004 /106 /2000 Gerlici a kol. Analysis of transport equipment characteristics and its components.

IVU 004 /106 /2001 Gerlici a kol. Analysis of virtual models characteristics of mechanical systems.

IVU 004 /106 /2002 Gerlici a kol. Analysis of virtual and real model characteristics of transport equipment.

- Subtask No. 1: Analysis of virtual models characteristics of transport equipment.

IVU 003 /106/2004 Gerlici at al. Analysis of transport equipments characteristics.

SEF A 19/91, Janda et al. Transport and earthmoving machines reliabilty, sub-message E: Determination of quasistatic safety against derailment by railway vehicle position at the limit shape of the track twist.
- E 1.- Determining the vertical wheel force value of  the first wheelset by position of railway vehicle Uaai 6697 fy Fried. Krupp at the limit shape of the track twist,
- E 2. - Determining the vertical wheel force value of  the first wheelset by position of railway vehicle Uaa 9-713.01 at the limit shape of the track twis.

SET A 21/91, Research of railway vehicle driving  safety, report for final opponency, principal investigatorzodpovedný riešiteľ J. Janda, R. Řezníček: Separate phase I: Research of railway vehicles brake parts safety and life cycle, Žilina August 1994.

IVU SjF 1996 Kalinčák et al.: Increase of the railway vehicles reliability.

IVU SjF – 7/98 Kalinčák et al.: Analysis and optimization of railway vehicles and their components parameters.


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