Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy (2110)

  • 8010

    Rechbauerstraße 12 Graz


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The Institute for Railway Engineering and Transport Economics concerns itself with the overall system railway. Main points of work are thereby alignment, in further consequence feasibility studies of new railway connections, like also public transport systems, with solutions of the logistic problems arising with it, vehicles under special view of the wheel-rail-contact, basic research in the range of the ballast bed and not at least studies on transport economics. At the institute constantly appraisals on national and international level for authorities in different managements as well as for public traffic enterprises and private companies are accomplished. A laboratory is attached to the institute, where various test devices for investigations at ballasted track and/or in the vehicle sector are present: static and dynamic shear-machines, Deval equipment for crushed stone abrasion determination, impact testing set for derailing simulation with concrete sleepers, testing equipment for measuring various figures concerning superstructure of track as well as vehicle bogies. Life-cycle-cost analises are carried out for the Austrian Federal Railways in order to develop optimised maintenace and investment strategies for permanent way. Short Description: The Institute for Railway Engineering and Transport Economy is engaged in the whole field of railway technology as well as in economic railway questions. The main topics are feasibility studies on new railway connections as well as on public transport systems including the problems of connecting links and their logistics based on the alignment of the line, guided vehicles under special observation of the rail-wheel interaction, basic sciences in the field of underlayer of ballast und furthermore transport economical questions. Additionally expert opinions on national as well as on international level are provided, mainly for authorities of different administrative sections, but also for public transport operators and private companies.

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public transport Earth & Environmental Sciences
Rails Engineering & Materials Science
Multimodal transportation Engineering & Materials Science
Planning Engineering & Materials Science
sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
Costs Engineering & Materials Science
market Earth & Environmental Sciences
Urban transportation Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1990 2019

Anlagenmanagement Infrastruktur

Polterauer, F., Kehrer, J., Landgraf, M., Pototschnig, F. & Walter, S., Jan 2019, In : Österreichische Zeitschrift für Verkehrswissenschaft. 2019, 1, p. 19-22 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

BETamp - Ballast Evaluation as part of tamping measures

Landgraf, M. & Offenbacher, S., 2019, (Unpublished) 67 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Fibre optic sensing in railway infrastructure monitoring

Vidovic, I. & Landgraf, M., Apr 2019, In : Global Railway Review. 25, 2, p. 18-21 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Activities 2003 2019

Condition Monitoring for Turnouts

Michael Fellinger (Speaker)
17 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to public

Didaktik 2: Durchführen von Lehrveranstaltungen im akademischen Bildungsbereich

Ivan Vidovic (Participant)
28 Feb 20191 Mar 2019

Activity: Participation in or organisation ofProfessional training and personal development

Europäischer Schienengipfel

Petra Antonia Wilfling (Participant), Michael Fellinger (Participant), Martina Zeiner (Participant), Stefan Marschnig (Participant), Stefan Offenbacher (Participant)
28 Feb 20191 Mar 2019

Activity: Participation in or organisation ofConference or symposium (Participation in/Organisation of)


Best Paper Award

Matthias Landgraf (Recipient), 7 Sep 2017

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Congress Award

Claudia Kaufmann (Recipient) & Klaus Rießberger (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Economic Service Life of Track

Peter Veit (Recipient), 2 Jun 2016

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

TU Graz is using acoustic waves to detect track failures

Ivan Vidovic


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Mobilität 2050 - Alles anders?

Matthias Landgraf, Johannes Kehrer, Florian Polterauer, Stefan Walter & Florian Pototschnig


1 media contribution

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Interview "Zukunft der Mobilität"

Matthias Landgraf


1 media contribution

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Projects 1991 2020