KSU5421 Railway System MechanicsBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs URBAN SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT (TURKISH, THESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
KSU5421 Railway System Mechanics Spring 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi NİLGÜN CAMKESEN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Objective of the course is giving necessary information about vehicle dynamics that is the most important issue in railway systems vehicles design, operation and convenience to international standards.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Course give detailed informations about:

- Dynamical behaviours and principles of railway system vehicles
- CER drive and suspension relation
- Vehicle Dynamic Behaviour and Factors that influence to vehicle safety
- Vehicle Dynamic Modelling and Tests

Course Content

Tire-track relation, tire-track contact forces, dimensioning and evaluation of these forces in terms of international standards, lateral forces, equivalent chronicity, effects of tire and track relation to lateral forces, forces that effects to bogie, suspension system. Derail conditions and analysis. Wind force and other force effects. Dynamic modelling of railway vehicle. Vibration and mod analyze of railway vehicle.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Tire-track interaction
2) Tire-track interaction
3) Tire-track contact forces and measuring-evaluation of these forces related to international standards.
4) Lateral Movements
5) Railway Vehicle Dynamic Modelling
6) Railway Vehicle Dynamic Analysis
7) Railway vehicle vibration and mode analysis
8) Railway Vehicle Dynamic Stability
9) Railway Vehicle Static Tests In Terms Of Related Standards
10) Railway Vehicle Dynamic Tests In Terms Of Related Standards
11) Forces that effects to bogie
12) Related International Standards
13) Wind Force and Other Effect Forces
14) Lateral Movement Control


Course Notes / Textbooks: Derste Verilen Notlar / Lecture Notes
References: Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Simon Iwnicki , 2006, ISBN-10 : 0849333210

Railroad Vehicle Dynamics, A. A. Shabana, K.E. Zaazaa, H. Sugiyama, 2005 ISBN-10 : 1420045814

Fundamentals of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, A.H. Wickons, 2006 Taylor&Francis Co., ISBN : 902651946X

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 0
Quizzes 4 % 10
Homework Assignments 5 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 10 6 60
Homework Assignments 5 20 100
Quizzes 4 10 40
Midterms 1 30 30
Final 1 40 40
Total Workload 270

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Improving and enhancing information in expertise level on the concept of transportation licence level abilities in terms of transportation department and related departments.
2) Having detailed information about current technics, methods and their constraints in transportation engineering.
3) Estabilishing engineering problems, improving methods for solution, implementing new methods in solutions
4) Completing and implementing information with limited datas, integrating informations of different discipline datas
5) Estabilishing engineering problems, improving methods for solution, implementing new methods in solutions
6) New/origin idea and method implementing, improving new solutions in system, part and process designs.
7) Understanding process and results of studies, presenting the datas oral and written in related department on national and international scales, understanding a foreign language, having speaking, writing and reading level at least Europan Language Portfolio B2.
8) Understanding social and environmental phases of technological implementations. Listing ability of current technics, methods, effects, constraints and results of technological implementations.
9) Considering social-scientific-ethic values in collecting-understanding-implementing-presenting phases and all activities.
10) Having information detailed and deeply by implemented researching in technology, evaluating and implementing of information
11) Developing method for defined technological problems and implementing innovative methods in solutions.
12) Modelling and implementing of experimental investigations, solving of complex cases in this process