Rail Transport Competence Center (RTCC) Transport

Rail Transport Competence Center (RTCC) of the Institute of Highway Technology and Innovation (IATI) Consortium, is looking for opportunities to participate together with international  partner(s) in the Horizon 2020 – research and innovation framework programme.

RTCC is interested in cooperation in any project related to:

  • Vehicle engineering
  • Railway transport technology
  • Rolling stock engineering

Areas of special interest of Rail Transport Competence Center are:

  • Logistics and intermodal transport
  • Enhancement of the knowledge base of the rail sector
  • Quality of rail services
  • Interoperability and safety
  • High quality public transport
  • Competitive surface transport products and services
  • Smart, green and integrated transport
  • Sustainable development

RTCC Partners have highly qualified and titled staff  among others in the area of: designing of railway vehicles including structure, modern design, functionality and ergonomics, noise emission researches in transport, vibration measurements and analyses in transport, efficiency analysis for new investments in transport with appliance of life cycle cost model and cost benefit analysis,  RAMS, FMEA, reliability analysis of rolling stocks and transportation systems.

About Rail Transport Competence Center:

Rail Transport Competence Center – Poland is coordinated by Institute of Rail Vehicles, Cracow University of Technology. The RTCC is aimed at conduct R&D projects in rail transport engineering incl. vehicles and infrastructure.

Rail Transport Competence Center

Tel. +48 12 374 33 10

e-mail: m-8@mech.pk.edu.pl

Krakow, Poland


  1. Publikacje

Guzowski S., Michnej M., Influence of technological methods increasing surface layer durability on axles fretting wear in railway wheel sets, Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2016; 18 (1): 1–9. http://www.ein.org.pl/sites/default/files/2016-01-01.pdf

Babeł M., Szkoda M., Diesel locomotive efficiency and reliability improvement as a result of power unit load control system modernization, Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2016; 18 (1): 38-49. http://www.ein.org.pl/sites/default/files/2016-01-06.pdf

Gutiérrez-Carvajal R. E., Betancur G. R., Castañeda L. F., Zajac, G., A fractional Fourier transform-based method to detect impacts between the bogie and the car body of a railway vehicle: A data-driven approach, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 2016.http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0954409716675187

Lorenc A., Michnej M., Szkoda M., Information system aiding the logistics processes of loading and securing in railway transport, Int. J. of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol.8, No.5, 2016, p.568-589. http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=78680

Sowa A., The Fault Diagnosis of a Complex Technical Object with the Use of a Cross-Out Method. Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing. Volume 27, Number 5-6, 2016, p. 625-641. http://www.oldcitypublishing.com/journals/mvlsc-home/mvlsc-issue-contents/mvlsc-volume-27-number-5-6-2016/mvlsc-27-5-6-p-625-641/

Kaczor G., Młynarski S., Szkoda M., Verification of safety integrity level with the application of Monte Carlo simulation and reliability block diagrams, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 41,2016, p.31-39. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950423016300572

Szkoda M., Michnej M., A method of fretting wear reduction in an automatic wheel set gauge change system, Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 45, October 2014, p.363-375. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1350630714002167

Szkoda M. Assessment of reliability, availability and maintainability of rail gauge change systems. Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2014; 16 (3): 422–432. http://www.ein.org.pl/sites/default/files/2014-03-11.pdf

Sowa A. Formal models of generating checkup sets for the technical condition evaluation of compound objects. Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2014; 16 (1): 150–157.http://www.ein.org.pl/sites/default/files/2014-01-23.pdf


  1. Projekty

E!6726/41/NCBiR/12 – Opracowanie systemu informacyjnego wspomagającego proces załadunku i zabezpieczenia przesyłek w transporcie kolejowym.

Opracowanie Księgi Standaryzacji podzespołów, systemów i rozwiązań dla pojazdów Spółki Przewozy Regionalne

Optymalizacja planu utrzymania lokomotyw spalinowych serii SM42 eksploatowanych przez CTL Logistics Sp. z o.o.

Studium wykonalności dla projektu modernizacji lokomotywy elektrycznej serii EU07 przeznaczonej do międzynarodowych przewozów towarowych

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