Wheel–Rail Interaction
Course on Wheel Rail Interaction (WRI)
09 Nov 2020
R 14500.00
Brief Description
The WheelRail Interaction short course will develop an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of the technology that substantially adds to the bottom line of any railway business. Knowledge of wheelrail interaction is essential for anyone involved in the operations of railways over the full spectrum of heavy-haul and general freight to medium- and high-speed passenger traffic. You will also be provided with the necessary guidelines for best practices in heavy-haul railway operations that are related to rail and wheel interface issues. This course is presented as part of the Railway Engineering Education Programme of the University of Pretoria
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the best practices of heavy haul railway operations as applicable to WRI.
Course Content
Macro interaction mechanics (vehicle and track) Micro interaction mechanics (wheel and rail) Contact mechanics and tribology Standards and interventions Measuring technologies and conditions assessment Track and vehicle maintenance strategies Rail grinding and lubrication Case studies
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and/or relevant work experience.
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Engineering and Technology Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are employed as a railway, heavy haul and wheel infrastructure maintainer.
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Contact Sessions
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