Małgorzata Kuźnar
PhD Student
Cracow University of Technology

Grzegorz Kaczor
Research Associate
Cracow University of Technology

Augustyn Lorenc
Assistant Professor
Cracow University of Technology

Pantograph Strips Failure Analysis and Artificial Intelligence Prevention Methods



In rail transport, reliability and operational safety in large part depends on the correct reception of power from the catenary by a traction vehicle. In this paper, a special attention was paid to consumption of sliding strips of a current collector (AKP-4E and 5ZL type), measured during periodic reviews of locomotives EU07 and EU09. Pantograph data, collected during periodic technical reviews, was provided by one of the biggest railway carrier in Poland.
To investigate the reliability assessment of the selected pantograph strips a non-destructive degradation analysis was carried out. On the basis of the wear measurements of the strips and the critical value of wear, the failure distribution model was developed. It was used to obtain the selected reliability characteristics and to predict the lifetime of the strips.
Such analysis was carried out for two variants.

Host city and venue

Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primate city, with a population of about 1.9 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.  Read more...

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Agenda

MHCL 2019 conference Day 1


Wednesday - September 18th, 2019

  • 13.00 – 14.00 Registration of participants and welcome reception
    in front of lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 14.00 – 14.15 Opening Session
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 14.15 – 15.35 Plenary Session I, 2 invited lectures
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 15.35 – 16.00 Coffee break
    GM 8/9 Motorensymposium, 2nd floor
  • 16.00 – 18.00 Plenary Session II, 3 invited lectures
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 18.00 – 20.00 Welcome party
    GM 8/9 Motorensymposium, 2nd floor

MHCL 2019 conference Day 2

Thursday - September 19th, 2019
  • 08.50 – 09.20 Late registration
    in front of lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 09.20 – 10.30 Session A1, 4 papers
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
    GM 8/9 Motorensymposium, 2nd floor
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Session B1 – Parallel Session, 7 papers
    lecture hall GM 4 Knoller, 2nd floor
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Session C1 – Parallel Session, 7 papers
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
    GM 8/9 Motorensymposium, 2nd floor
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Session B2 – Parallel Session, 7 papers
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Session C2 – Parallel Session, 7 papers
    lecture hall GM 4 Knoller, 2nd floor
  • 16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
    GM 8/9 Motorensymposium, 2nd floor
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Session C3, 5 papers
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 19.45 – 22.00 Dinner, restaurant “Augustinerkeller“

MHCL 2019 conference Day 3


Friday - September 20th, 2019
  • 09.20 – 10.50 Session A2, 5 papers
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 10.50 – 11.20 Coffee break
    GM 8/9 Motorensymposium, 2nd floor
  • 11.20 – 13.00 Session A3, 6 papers
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
    GM 8/9 Motorensymposium, 2nd floor
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Guided laboratory tours
  • 15.00 – 15.30 Closing Session
    lecture hall GM 2 Radinger, 1st floor