10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY BOGIES AND RUNNING GEARS
to be held between 12 and 15 September, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary, hosted by the Section of Rolling Stock at the Hungarian Scientific Society of Mechanical Engineers (SSME).
The Scope of the Conference
This tenth Conference (the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighthabd nineth were held also in Budapest in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 resp.) will cover topics related to research, development, design, manufacturing and operation of the most sophisticated mechanical units of railway vehicles: the bogies and the running gears.
The Aim of the Conference is to offer an opportunity for the specialists in the field from all over the World to present results of their activities, both the very latest results and results achieved over the last 3 years. The Conference will also enable participants to become acquainted with the work of others, to promote further development by means of discussion and comments, and to profit from making new personal contacts. Overall the Conference will help to define new directions for future technical research and development.
The 40 papers to be lectured in the Oral Sessions, and the maximum 20 papers to be exhibited in the Poster Session will be selected by the International Scientific Committee from among the paper offers received. After the lectures the participants will be free to ask questions or to make comments.
The Organising Committee would like to encourage an international exchange of information, ideas and solutions to practical problems in the following topics:
Design and Operation of Bogies and Running Gears
Powered and Trailer Bogies and Running Gears for High Speeds
Powered and Trailer Bogies and Running Gears for Heavy Haulage
Powered and Trailer Bogies and Running Gears for Light Rail Cars
Non-Conventional Bogie- and Running Gear Constructions
Special Problems of Designing Welded Bogie Frames
Advanced Brake Systems in Bogies
Interaction between the Brake System and the Running Gear
Mechanics of Bogies and Running Gears
Wheel-Rail Contact- and Wear Simulation, Optimisation and Measurement
Prediction of Riding Stability, Riding Comfort and Riding Safety
Advanced Control of Bogies and Running Gears
Computer Aided Optimum Design of Bogies and Running Gears
Strength Dimensioning of Bogies and Running Gears, Loading Conditions, Fatigue Problems, Service Life Predictions
Fretting Fatigue in Bogies and Running Gears
Manufacturing, Repair and Maintenance Problems of Bogies and Running Gears
Testing and Qualification of Bogies and Running Gears
Operation Reliability Predictions for Bogies and Running Gears
The official languages of the Conference will be English and Hungarian. We shall provide simultaneous interpreters.
The opportunity is offered to exhibit models, photos and documentations of products, technologies and know-how for publicity purposes.
If you wish to contribute to the Conference with a lecture, you are kindly requested to send (preferably by e-mail) a one-page Abstract of the topic to be lectured, clearly indicating also the title, the name of author(s), affiliation, mailing address, Phone and Fax numbers, as well as E-mail address. Abstracts must be received by 20 April, 2016. Please send back also the filled in Pre-Registration Form
If you wish only to listen to the lectures, it is enough to send your Pre-Registration Form by 30 April, 2016. Electronic pre-registration is also possible, click on www.railveh.bme.hu/bogie13.html
The number of Conference Participants is limited to 170 persons.
If you intend to exhibit, please, send a separate letter to the Organising Committee, naming the exhibition material and indicating the area needed.
The Conference participation fee is 500 є (for contributors only 400 є), which includes the costs of the abstracts, preliminaries, Conference Reception, lunches, Conference Dinner and the Proceedings. The Proceedings will be published after the Conference and mailed to all participants.
Accommodation should individually be arranged by the participants. The organisers have made reservations for accommodation for the time span 12-15 September 2016, as follows:
single-bed room/night double-bed room/night
Hotel Erzsébet 60 є 66 є
Hotel Astoria 95 є 105 є
Hotel Ibis Style City 83 є 90 є
Hotel Gellért 55…80 є 110 є
Booking Form for each hotel can be downloaded from the this home page
The Hotels handle the reservation requests on a first come - first served
basis. Therefore, please return the Booking Form at your earliest conveni-
ence, but up to 15 July, 2016 at the latest!
In your order, please indicate BOGIE ’16. Please note that all accommodation prices include breakfast and they might rise 3-5% in 2016.
For any information concerning the scope of the Conference, as well as any special requests or problems which might arise, please contact
Prof. István Zobory
Budapest University of Technology
and Economics (BME)
President of the Department Rolling Stock
at the Hungarian Scientific Society
of Mechanical Engineers
Phone: (36-1) 463-3860, or (36-1) 369 8140
The Pre-Registration Form can be downloaded from the home page address:
Please fax or mail the filled in Pre-Registration Form to the secretary of the Organising Committee:
Prof. András Szabó
Vice-President of the Department Rolling Stock
at the Hungarian Scientific Society
of Mechanical Engineers
Phone/fax: (36-1) 463-1860
The Preliminary Program of the Conference together with further information will be sent in the Second Circular.
President : Prof. István Zobory (Hungary)
Honorary-President: Prof. Otmar Krettek (Germany)
International Scientific Committee
Prof. Stefano Bruni (Italy)
Dr. Hugues Chollet (France)
Prof. Andrzej Chudzikiewicz (Poland)
Dr. Robert Fröhling (South Africa)
Dr. Andreas Haigermoser (Austria)
Prof. Robert F. Harder (USA)
Prof. Vladimir Kobishanov (Russia)
Prof. Fu Li (P.R.China)
Prof. Akira Matsumoto (Japan)
Prof. T.X. Mei (UK)
Prof. Sergiy Myamlin (Ukraine)
Dr. Oldrich Polach (Switzerland)
Prof. Christian Schindler (Germany)
Prof. Sebastian Stichel (Sweden)
Prof. Hans True (Denmark)
Prof. Nalinaksh S. Vyas (India)
Local Organising Committee
Prof. András Szabó (Hungary)
Prof. József Csiba (Hungary)
Prof. Gergely Tulipánt (Hungary)
Mr. Péter Ferencz (Hungary)
Mr. Csaba Kiss (Hungary)
Mr. Miklós Krémer (Hungary)
Dr. László Oroszváry (Hungary)
Mr. János Parázsó (Hungary)
Mr. László Süveges (Hungary)
Mr. Gábor Tóth (Hungary)
Dr. Vilmos Tölgyesi (Hungary)