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Fundamentals of Electric Rail Vehicle Systems

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - Wednesday, April 22, 2020

$1,295

Course Overview

This course will cover the basic design criteria of the rail car, its sub-systems and integration. We will discuss factors that affect the design, sizing, manufacturing and maintenance of the sub-systems of the rail car, including their integration with other sub-systems to work as one complete train. Various factors affecting reliability, accessibility and maintainability will be addressed.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental concepts of electric rail transportation, including propulsion, braking, power and control.
  • List the physical systems that comprise a vehicle.
  • Differentiate between systems used in light, heavy and commuter rail applications.
  • Explain a train control system architecture.
  • Describe the integration of multiple systems and vendors’ products within a complete vehicle system.
  • Develop a fleet procurement plan including proposals, design validation and verification of performance and reliability through testing.
  • Create a plan to integrate new vehicles into existing operations.
  • Describe the issues pertinent to the maintenance of new vehicle systems.

Who Should Attend?

This course is geared toward transit engineering professionals and transit maintenance personnel who work for mass transit and commuter rail operating authorities, consultants, federal regulatory and investigative agencies.

  • Light Rail, Heavy Rail, Commuter Rail, and Streetcar Personnel.
  • Authority Engineers, Operations Personnel, Maintainers, and Managers.
  • Federal and State Regulators and Administrators.
  • Equipment/Systems Manufacturers and Suppliers.
  • Consultants.

Details

Date:
April 21 - April 22
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$1,295
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Website:
https://epd.wisc.edu/courses/fundamentals-of-electric-rail-vehicle-systems/

Venue

SEPTA Third Floor Training Room
1234 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Phone:
215-580-7001
Website:
http://www.septa.org/

Organizer

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Phone:
800-462-0876
Email:
dmpeter5@wisc.edu
Website:
https://epd.wisc.edu