Rolling Stock Systems Design 

Module Title - Railway Traction Systems Design 
Number of credits - 10

Module description 

The starting point for this module is the wheel rail interface which is discussed in some detail, particularly with respect to rolling contact fatigue or gauge corner cracking.

The module includes lectures on rail vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, body-shell design and crashworthiness issues, the choice of materials, the behaviour of active suspension and tilting systems as well as an introduction to the main features of freight vehicles, rolling stock maintenance and use.

The course is led by a member of staff of The University of Birmingham and includes lectures by guest speakers from industry who provide the most up to date information on rolling stock systems design and manufacture.