TRACK, CATENARY AND SIGNALING Tuesday, June 2, 2015


09:30 5th Masterclass: TRACK PART I 

given by: EDUARDO ROMO (FCH presient)



Topics included:

-Track system selection: Suitability analysis and selection process


10:45  Coffee break


11:00  6th Masterclass: CATENARY OVERVIEW PART I

given by: ANDRÉ DOELLING (Senior railway engineer)



Topics included:

-General Analysis of railway electrification
-Catenary-pantograph interaction
-Mechanical and electrical elements definition 


12:00  Lunch time


13:00  7th Masterclass: SIGNALING & TELECOMMUNICATION PART I

given by: JOSÉ LUIS MEDINA (Senior railway engineer & technical Signaling Director)


Topics included:

-Basic railway signaling concepts: security
-Circuit track, axle counters and Onboard equipment
-Supervision and onboard equipment
-Interlocking, signal and control of turnouts


14:15   Coffee break


14:30 8th Masterclass: TPS PART I

given by: ARMIN KEMENATER (Senior project engineer in rail electrification) and MÁXIMO LÓPEZ (Senior railway engineer & electrification Professor in Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM))


Topics included:

-General characteristics of TPS system


15:30 9th Masterclass: TRACK PART II

given by: EDUARDO ROMO (FCH president)



Topics included:

- Track-infrastructure integrated behavior:

- Vertical stiffness of the track

- Earthworks and track integrated behavior

-Track-bridge interaction 


16:30 End 2nd day