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1.      Characteristics and Objectives

Characteristic of professional focus:

-       the group is focused on requirements of interoperability, related norms and technical solutions for the Infrastructure subsystem

Objectives of professional focus:

-       create support for representatives of the Czech Republic in the European institutes and their working groups (CER, ERA, NBRail, CEN);

-       create conditions for members of Technology Platform (TP) in R&D activities, for participation in consortia of national projects (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR), Czech Science Foundation) and international projects (Horizon2020, Shift2Rail) focused on needs of TP members

 

 

2.      Contents of Activities

Activities of Expert Group are concentrated on the following fields:

 

a)        Preparation and organization of workshops and training activities in the field of infrastructure subsystem

b)        Support the preparation and implementation of projects focused on efficient and sustainable transport infrastructure with regard to environmental impacts

c)         Cooperation with foreign partners  – Spanish Railway Technology Platform (PTFE/FFE), the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten

d)        Participation in international conferences and exhibitions (CETRA, Railway Infrastructure Administration, INNOTRANS etc.)

e)        Support for internships (TU Dresden, ZU in Zilina, TU Vilnius, Newcastle University etc.)

 

 

3.      Personnel Structure

Manager

Otto Plášek, Assoc. Prof., MSc. Ph.D.

Deputy of the Manager

Roman Adamek, MSc.

Members

Jan Čihák, MSc.

Vladimír Doležel, Assoc. Prof., MSc. Ph.D.

Leoš Horníček, MSc. Ph.D.

Ondřej Jiroušek, Prof., MSc. Ph.D.

Alena Kohoutková, Prof., MSc. Ph.D.

Hana Krejčiříková, Assoc. Prof., MSc. Ph.D.

Danuše Marusičová, MSc.

Zbyněk Mynář, MSc.

Marek Pětioký, MSc.

Miroslav Procházka, MSc.

Tomáš Říha, MSc.

Marek Smolka, MSc.

Jiří Studnička, MSc.

Richard Svoboda, MSc., Ph.D.

Filip Ševčík, MSc.

Radek Trejtnar, MSc., Ph.D.

Jan Valehrach, MSc.

Jan Vodička, Assoc. Prof., MSc. Ph.D.

Ivan Vukušič, MSc., Ph.D.

Other Associates

 

 

 

 

 

4.      Specific Collaboration with Technology Platform Members

Member of TP IZI

Content and Focus on Cooperation

Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace (Railway Infrastructure Administration, RIA)

Projects of Technology Development RIA

Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (CESTI) – TACR

Czech Technical University in Prague

TACR projects:

Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (CESTI)

Increasing the quality of track in switches by flexibility

Projects of Technology Development RIA

DT - Výhybkárna a strojírna, a.s. (DT)

TACR projects:

Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (CESTI)

Increasing the quality of track in switches by flexibility

Operational Assessment of Track Quality

Shift2Rail (Horizon2020) – S-CODE

ŽPSV a.s.

TACR Projects:

Under Sleeper Pads

VUZ a.s.

Projects of Technology Development RIA

SKANSKA a.s.

TACR projects:

Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (CESTI)

University of Pardubice

Shift2Rail (Horizon2020) – S-CODE

Brno University of Technology

TACR projects:

Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (CESTI)

Track quality improvement in Switches and Crossings due to the Increased Elasticity

Projects of Technology Development RIA

5.      Overview of Initiated and Completed Projects (since 2014)

           

Project Title/Acronym:

Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport

Infrastructure (CESTI)

Project No.:

TE01020168

Implementation Period:

2013–2019

Funded by:

 

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic,

Competence Centres program

Beneficiary:

Czech Technical University in Prague

Consortium: 

see www.cesti.cz

Goal/Project Benefits:

 

Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (CESTI) is a project focused on technical innovations aimed at elimination of deficiencies in today’s transport infrastructure. It deals with road and railway transport network including bridges and tunnels. Environmental issues, aspects of safety and reliability of structures and effective management systems are addressed comprehensively. The project responds to the requirements for cost efficient, material and energy sustainable, resilient, reliable, smart and accessible transport infrastructure.

 

 

Project Title/Acronym: 

 

Increasing the quality of track in switches by

 flexibility

Project No.:

TA01031297

Implementation Period: 

2011–2015

Funded by:

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic,

Alfa program 

Beneficiary:

DT – Výhybkárna a strojírna, a.s.

Consortium: 

 

Czech Technical University in Prague

Brno University of Technology

Goal/Project Benefits:

 

Railway turnout is from the nature of its functions critical point of the railway track from the view of dynamic effects due to the passage of vehicles. Limitation of these effects between the vehicles wheels and rails is the most effective way to improve the quality of rail service on the vehicle side, track and passengers (durability, reliability, operating costs and functional parameters such as speed, noise, safety, power consumption, travel comfort). Therefore, the project focuses on the design of technical solutions of the turnout construction with the elastic fastening system with variations for gravel ballast and slab track, the review and verification of prescribed laboratory tests to 12/2012 and the validation in the track, including the measurement, which is expected to be finished by the end of 2015. Outputs must meet the requirements for interoperability by the TSI, EN and certificates. Solution will be used in the SŽDC and ŽSR network and for export activities.

 

6.      Information on the activities carried out

     

·          Organization of workshops

 

2014:

-         Concrete bearers and ballastless track

-         Design of railway infrastructure in compliance with Technical specification of interoperability – Persons with reduced mobility

-         Geosynthetics in the body of railway substructure

 

2015:

-         Switches and Crossings. Rail failures and defects

-         Test methods and assessment of railway infrastructure

-         Construction of interoperable railway tunnels

-         Summer technology school for Ph.D. students

 

2016:

-          Track alignment

 

·          Representation in European institutes and working groups

 

Working groups CER:

-         WG Infrastructure

-         WG Dynamic Behaviour of RST

-         WG Safety in Railway Tunnels;

-         WG Register of Railway Infrastructure

-          WG Persons with Reduced Mobility

 

Working groups CEN TC 256 Railway applications, SC 1:

-         WG 15 Track Design Parameters

-         WG 16 Sleepers and Bearers

-         WG 18 Switches and Crossings

-         WG 21 Acceptance of Track Works

-         WG 28 Track Geometry Quality

-         WG 32 Gauges

-         WG 46 Ballastless Track

-         SG Track Bridge Interaction

 

NB Rail

 

 

·          Support for preparation and implementation of projects

 

 

Preparation and implementation of projects:

-          S-CODE: Switch and Crossing Optimal Design and Evaluation, S2R-OC-IP3-01-2016

 

Informative workshop:

-         Legislation and organization of R&D in the Czech Republic

-         Information resources for science and research

-         Evaluation of R&D in the Czech Republic

 

 

·          Cooperation with foreign partners

 

-         Scientific seminars in the field of railway transport in Austria and in the Czech Republic, Brno University of Technology, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten