420-4007/06 – Electric Railways Operation (EED)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Electrical EngineeringCredits7
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Václav Kolář, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Václav Kolář, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOL62 doc. Ing. Václav Kolář, Ph.D.
PAL35 prof. Ing. Josef Paleček, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 10+10

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

A student should learn: •To arrange and categorize knowledge in order to use it for the use and the projecting of new work schemes as well as innovation of the current technological state; •Find correct solutions; •Discuss the problem; •Recommend and push through the correct solutions.

Teaching methods

Other activities


Mechanics of electric railways. Connection of electric railways to the power system. Supplying DC and AC electric railways, traction substations. Electric railways contact system. Electric motor vehicle DC and AC electric railways. Asymmetry, high harmonics and power factor in 110 kV Networks by Supplying Electric Railways 25 kV, 50 Hz. Electrochemical corrosion. Earth current fields in proximity to DC and AC electric railways.

Compulsory literature:

[1]Kiebling, Puschmann, Schemieder; Contact Line for Electric Railways, Publicis Corporate Publishing, Mumich Erlangen, 2001.

Recommended literature:

[1]Steimel, A.: Electric Traction - Motive Power and Energy Supply, DIV Deutscher Industrieverlag, 2014 [2] Biesenack,H.; Hofmann,G. u. a.: Energieversorgung elektrischer Bahnen, B.G. Taubner Verlag Wiesbanden 2006, ISBN 13 978-3-519-06249-3

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

• Three term projects, all together max. 35 points. • Exam: written and oral, all together max 65 bodů.


Other requirements

There are not defined other requirements for student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 1. Electric Traction – Basic Definitions 2. Dynamics of Train Movement 3. Power-Engineering of Electric Railways 4. Contact Lines 5. Connection of Electric Railways to Energy Power-System 6. Traction Substation 7. Traction Transformer Substation 8. Supplying of Track Safety Equipment 9. Electrical Equipment of DC Locomotives 10. Electrical Equipment of AC Locomotives 11., 12. Influence of Electric Railways on Supplying Power-System 13., 14. Electrochemical Corrosion of Subterranean Constructions Practices 1. Calculation of Electric Energy for Electric Railways 2. Calculation of Electric Energy for Electric Railways 3. Calculation of Allocation of Traction Substation 4. Specification of Individual Projects. 5., 6. Excursion to a Traction Substation 7. Measurement of Earth Electric Field 8., 9. Excursion to Locomotive Repair Pit 10. Consultation of Individual Projects. 11., 12. Excursion to Central Control of Electric Supplying of Electrical Railways 13. Final Consultation of Individual Projects. 14. Presentation of Individual Projects. Projects: - power consumption calculation of the train - determination of power of locomotive - voltage calculation in particular railway segment

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  15
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attendance 80% of exercises.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0713A060004) Electrical Power Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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