The Faculty of Transport Engineering of the University of Pardubice has been involved in numerous applied research projects dealing with transport means, infrastructure and related problems. The Educational and Research Centre in Transport provides facilities for experimental activities within these projects.

Current projects

Predictive Maintenance of Permanent Way

Project dates: 01/2021–12/2024
Sponsor: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Programme: Doprava 2020+

Increasing the efficiency of railway transport in energy optimization of the multimodal mobility system

Project dates: 07/2019–06/2022
Sponsor: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Programme: Theta

Josef Božek National Centre of Competence

Project dates: 04/2019–12/2020
Sponsor: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Programme: Centres of Competence


Previous projects

  • 3D print of computationally optimized metal parts using the DMLS technology, 01/2018–12/2020, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Elimination of service failures of axles of rail vehicles, 01/2017–12/2019, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
  • Hybrid locomotive and electronical optimization of its energy management, 04/2016–12/2019, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Competence centre of rail vehicles, 01/2012–12/2019, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
  • The use of Dry-Ice Blasting to give Predictable and Optimised Braking Conditions, 06/2017–11/2018, Rail Safety and Standards Board (United Kingdom)
  • The use of Controlled Application of Water to the Wheel/Rail Interface to give Predictable and Optimised Braking Conditions, 05/2017–10/2018, Rail Safety and Standards Board (United Kingdom)
  • GPR Road Show: Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar and its applications in civil engineering, 05/2017, European Union – Local Organiser Support Grant
  • Predictable and Optimised Braking; Control of Wheel/Rail Interface Conditions using Dry-Ice Blasting, 07/2015–12/2015, Rail Safety and Standards Board (United Kingdom)
  • Predictable and Optimised Braking: Controlled water additions to improve braking performance in low adhesion conditions, 07/2015–12/2015, Rail Safety and Standards Board (United Kingdom)
  • The effect of water on the transmission of forces between wheels and rails, 03/2015–07/2016, Rail Safety and Standards Board (United Kingdom)
  • Technology for measuring the force effects in the wheel-rail contact, 01/2012–12/2015, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic – programme Alfa
  • Research of running behaviour and drive control of powered rail vehicles with independently rotating wheels, 01/2011–12/2014, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic – programme Alfa
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