449-0385/01 – Electric Traction and Electric Power System (ETED)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Theoretical Electrical EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Josef Paleček, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Josef Paleček, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2007/2008
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PAL35 prof. Ing. Josef Paleček, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 3+2

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


Czech electric power system, electric power stations. 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 of DC and AC electric railways. Asymmetry, harmonics and power factor in 110 kV Networks by Supplying Electric Railways. 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] 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

•A student will submit the report on the excursions with the description of the visited technology units within 14 days following the excursions. •Continuous verifying of student knowledge in the numerical exercises in a form of debate and inquiries to achieve student active participations in study process. Identify, deduce and search of problem solving and their interpretation by students. •Tests from numerical exercises, eventually from chosen theoretical circuits.


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 1. Czech Electrical Power System 2. Electric Traction – Basic Definitions 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., 4. Excursion to a Traction Substation 5., 6. Excursion to Central Control of Electric Supplying of Electrical Railways 7. Closing Seminary

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 40 (40) 0 3
                Project Project 40  0 3
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 0 3
                Written examination Written examination 30  0 3
                Oral Oral examination 30  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2004/2005 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2301T003) Transport Equipment and Technology (10) Rail Transport P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2301T003) Transport Equipment and Technology (10) Rail Transport K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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