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232.030 Railway vehicle guidance
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the interaction of wheelset and track.

After the introductory examination of the alignment elements, students can enumerate and describe various rail profiles with the appropriate wheel profiles. They will be able to discuss the dimensional accuracy as well as the wear behaviour of both contact partners. Graduates of the course can then compare and evaluate the running stability of the wheelset, the curve travel and the derailment safety.

In addition to the theoretical considerations, students can also present the corresponding calculation methods.

Subject of course

Theoretical basics for vehicle guidance

Teaching methods

Lecture and discussion with practical examples.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Fri14:00 - 17:0006.03.2020Seminarraum 212-232 Lecture Railway vehicle guidance
Thu09:00 - 12:0030.04.2020Seminarraum 212-232 Lecture Railway vehicle guidance
Fri14:00 - 17:0008.05.2020Seminarraum 212-232 Lecture Railway vehicle guidance
Fri14:00 - 17:0015.05.2020Seminarraum 212-232 Lecture Railway vehicle guidance

Examination modalities

Oral exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri14:00 - 17:0029.05.2020Seminarraum 212-232 oral20.03.2020 08:00 - 27.05.2020 18:00TISSMündliche Prüfung Spurführungstechnik
Fri09:00 - 13:0026.06.2020Seminarraum 212-232 oral20.03.2020 08:00 - 24.06.2020 18:00TISSMündliche Prüfung Spurführungstechnik

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.01.2020 00:00 20.03.2020 22:59 20.03.2020 23:59

Registration modalities:

Anmeldung via TISS notwendig!



The documents for the lecture (handouts of presentations) are downloadable in TISS in the lecture week.

Previous knowledge

For the lecture no previous experience is required. The completion of the course railways is recommended.

Preceding courses