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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German Federal Railways Social Sciences
Optical cables Engineering & Materials Science
Rails Engineering & Materials Science
Fractals Engineering & Materials Science
communication technology Social Sciences
Cables Engineering & Materials Science
Geometry Engineering & Materials Science
mathematics Social Sciences

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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

Activities 2003 2019

Condition Monitoring for Turnouts

Michael Fellinger (Speaker)
17 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to public

ÖVG/UEEIV Konferenz "Systems Engineering"

Peter Veit (Participant), Claudia Kaufmann (Organiser)
24 Jan 2019

Activity: Participation in or organisation ofWorkshop, seminar or course (Participation in/Organisation of)

Life-Cycle-Management of Turnouts

Peter Veit (Speaker)
17 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at workshop, seminar or courseScience to public


Best Paper Award

Matthias Landgraf (Recipient), 7 Sep 2017

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards


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

Schienenverkehr - Die Weichen Richtung Bahn stellen

Matthias Landgraf


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

der Falter: Man fährt wieder Bahn. Aber wohin?

Matthias Landgraf


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

TU Graz is using acoustic waves to detect track failures

Ivan Vidovic


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1991 2020