Reabilitação de Infraestruturas Ferroviárias
Rail transport, while playing an important role in the national economy is also currently facing several challenges. Most existing lines are affected by aging and climate factors and therefore require urgent interventions, but on the other hand, the demands on their carrying capacity are increasing. It is therefore extremely important to carefully plan maintenance and rehabilitation measures and to optimize interventions according to their cost-effectiveness.
The study aims to form graduates with theoretical and practical multidisciplinary knowledge in the area of rehabilitation of ballasted railways, enriched by lectures given by recognized personalities in this area, study visits and laboratory tests. It is also noteworthy to mention the use of computational tools in studies related to the simulation of dynamic railway behaviour, passenger safety, and in decision-making process. The rehabilitation will focus on implementation of new materials such as geosynthetics.
After the study completion, graduates should be able to assess the current state of a railway, propose more efficient and effective rehabilitation measures, and evaluate its additive value as a function of the improvement of the railway dynamic performance. The study will provide complementary knowledge to current Pre-Bologna or Post-Bologna Masters, nevertheless, the study is also directed to the students who completed only the 1st cycle of a higher education in engineering science.
The study aims to provide specific training useful to the national economy, which will allow the graduates to access the labour market more easily or to continue on a research and development program. The study is also directed to professionals to improve their current qualifications.
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The study is scheduled at post labour hours. It will operate on Fridays from 17h00 to 21h00 and on Saturdays from 9h00 to 18h00, with lunch break from 13h00 to 14h00, thus forming blocks of 4 hours that will be occupied by two classes of different subjects of equal duration of 2 hours.
Duration: 1 semester
Credits: 16 ECTS
|Mechanical Engineering / Economy and Management||EM / EG||0||3|
Conditions of admittance
|12379||Dynamic and Long-Term Behavior of the Railroad||2.0|
|12385||Geosynthetics in Railroad Rehabilitation||1.5|
|12429||Models for Calculating the Dynamic Performance of the Railroad||2.5|
|12430||Railroad Rehabilitation Techniques||3.5|
|2.º Semester - Opção A|
|12431||Signal Acquisition and Processing||1.5|
|12382||BIM Methodology and Technical Databases||1.5|
|12826||Signal Processing for Condition Assessment||1.5||O aluno deverá obter 1.5 créditos nesta opção.|
|2.º Semester - Opção B|
|12386||Decision Support Methods||1.5|
|12383||Numerical Simulation of Railway Accidents for Passive Safety Analysis||1.5|