Department of Transport Infrastructure and Municipal Engineering

                                                    Faculty of Engineering Sciences

                      Department of Transport Infrastructure and Municipal Engineering

Head of department:

  Dr. Csaba Koren

Position:

  University professor

Contact information:

Telephone: +36 96 503 452

E-mail: koren@sze.hu

Homepage: http://eki.sze.hu/angol/kt/index.php

 

Research profile:

-          Design, technology and materials of road pavements

-          Railway construction and maintenance technologies

-          Transportation planning, traffic engineering, road safety

 

Applied Methods / Special tools:

-          On-site and laboratory tests

-          Testing equipment for road-construction (e.g., asphalt gyrator, wheel tracking test device, dynamic shear rheometer)

-          Surveying equipment

-          Particle Flow Code 3D discreet element modelling software

-          TransCAD transport network planning software

 

Services:

-          testing of road construction materials and structures, preparing expert opinions

-          testing of railway bed and ballast structures, preparing expert opinions

-          transport network development studies, road safety inspections and audits

-          trainings on the above mentioned topics

 

References:

 

International research projects:

 

1. EU-Asia Network of Competence Enhancement of Traffic Safety on Roads

Type: EU-Asia cooperation project

Aim: To improve the expertise at Chinese and Thai Universities

Tasks, performed by the Department: Performing researches and developing the educational materials in the field of road safety

Duration: 2005-2008

Project partners: Bauhaus Universitat Weimar, Beijing University of Technology, Prince Songkla University

 

2. Trendy Travel - Emotions for Sustainable Transport

Type: Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme

Aim: To promote the use of energy saving forms of transport

Tasks, performed by the Department: Developing the evaluation method, organizing campaigns, serving the promotion of bicycle traffic

Duration: 2007-2010

Project partners: Cork City Council, AGEAS - Salerno, City of Oradea, Energy Agen, Aarhus, AUSTRIA Mobility Research, Energy Agen, Plovdiv, Nederland Spoorwegen, Ökoinsitut Südtirol, City of Martin, Vilnius Health Bureau, BUS -Consulting, Lisbon

 

3. Improving Road Traffic Safety in Thailand: A Common Challenge for European and Thai Universities

Type: EU-Thailand cooperation project

Aim: To improve the road safety of Thailand

Tasks, performed by the Department: Developing design methods of signalised junctions and roundabouts in Thailand, guidelines and education

Duration: 2009-2010

Project partners: Bauhaus Universitat Weimar, Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thammasat University, Prince Songkla University

 

4. ASPIS: Auditing the Sustainability of Public Spaces

Type: EU Lifelong Learning Programme

Aim: To implement the ICT-based innovative studying methods for the designers of public spaces

Tasks, performed by the Department: Developing the quality evaluation methods of public spaces, preparing teaching-materials

Duration: 2010-2012

Project partners: Prisma Centre For Development Studies (GR), Universitat de Valencia (ES), MTA RKK, Minicassettes Metropolitan University (UK), Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst (BE), imaginary srl (IT), Estonian University of Life Sciences (EE)

 

Contract research:

 

1. Determination of rheological properties of hot mix asphalts, based on the complex modulus and fatigue resistance

Type: Contract research

Aim: To identify the performance properties

Tasks, performed by the Department: Directing the research, performing and evaluating the examinations, performing research, documenting results, performing local inspections and examinations, coordinating activities

Duration: 2008-2009

Client: Magyar Közút non-profit company (Kht.)

 

2. Research of performance properties of normal and modified bitumen, used in road construction industry, by exploring their rheological properties

Type: Contract research

Aim: To search for the effects and connections in the properties of asphalt mixes

Tasks, performed by the Department: Directing the research, performing and evaluating the tests, performing research, documenting results, performing on-site inspections and examinations, coordinating activities

Duration: 2008

Client: COLAS Inc.

 

3. Laboratory evaluation of water sensitivity with stiffness and deformability properties

Type: Contract research

Aim: To identify the performance properties

Tasks, performed by the Department: Directing the research, performing and evaluating the tests, performing research, documenting results, performing local inspections and examinations, coordinating activities

Duration: 2006-2007

Client: Swietelsky Construction company Ltd.

 

4. Determination of modulus and fatigue resistance of hot asphalt mix and evaluation of results of different fatigue test methods

Type: Contract research

Aim: To identify performance properties

Tasks, performed by the Department: Directing the research, performing and evaluating the tests, performing research, documenting results, performing local inspections and examinations, coordinating activities

Duration: 2006

Clients: HTPA/Strabag Inc., COLAS Inc.

 

5. Development of carbon fiber asphalt

Type: Contract research

Aim: To creating asphalt with a long service-life

Tasks, performed by the Department: Directing the research, performing and evaluating the tests, performing research, documenting results, performing local inspections and examinations, coordinating activities

Duration: 2006

Client: Magyar Közút Inc.

 

6. Evaluation of deformation resistance of asphalt roads

Type: Contract research

Aim: To establish the technology of national TIR routes for increased (115 kN) axle loads

Tasks, performed by the Department: Directing the research, performing and evaluating the tests, performing research, documenting results, performing local inspections and examinations, coordinating activities

Duration: 1994-2010

Clients: ÁKMI non-profit company, Magyar Közút Inc., Vianovaplan Ltd., Swietelsky Construction company Ltd., Viadom Inc.

 

7. Development of a new, up to date railway platform-element family

Type: Contract research

Aim: To prepare a tender

Tasks, performed by the Department: Collecting new international specifications, developing a series of criteria, preparing a tender

Duration: 2006-2008

Client: MÁV Inc.

 

8. Application of geogrids for stabilization of railroad track ballast

Type: Contract research

Aim: To establish scientific application conditions

Tasks, performed by the Department: Researching the geogrid / ballast material connection with laboratory measurements, full-scale tests, computational analysis

Duration: 2009-2010

Clients: MÁV Inc., TENSAR Co.

 

9. Comparing the costs of surplus railway traction energy caused by speed-restriction signals with the reparation costs of the railway infrastructure defects

Type: Contract research

Aim: Developing a cost reduction proposal

Tasks, performed by the Department: Measuring the energy consumption of locomotives, calculating the energy consumption, maintenance costs, and performing cost-comparisons

Duration: 2009-2010

Client: MÁV Inc.

 

10. Road safety audits

Type: Contract research

Aim: To improve the safety of public roads

Tasks, performed by the Department: Developing and educating road safety audit methodology

Duration: 2004-2010

Clients: Ministry of Economy and Transport, Coordination Center for Transport Development

 

11. Examination of safety effects of road infrastructure interventions

Type: Contract research

Aim: To improve the safety of roads

Tasks, performed by the Department: Performing statistical analysis of the effects of interventions, choosing the most effective methods, identifying the reasons of deterioration

Duration: 2007-2010

Client: Magyar Közút Non-profit Inc.

 

12. Road safety inspection of dangerous locations

Type: Contract research

Aim: To improve the safety of roads

Tasks, performed by the Department: Preparing road safety inspections

Duration: 2010

Client: Coordination Center for Transport Development

 

13. National and local bicycle-traffic development projects

Type: Contract research

Aim: To improve the conditions of bicycle-transport

Tasks, performed by the Department: Conducting surveys, performing analyses, creating network development proposals, preparing strategic proposals

Duration: 2005-2009

Clients: Ministry of Economy and Transport, Mayor’s Office of Győr City Authority

 

14. Parking studies

Type: Contract research

Aim: To improve the conditions of parking

Tasks, performed by the Department: Conducting surveys, performing analyses, creating fee system modification proposals, preparing city-planning regulation proposals

Duration: 2005-2009

Client: Mayor’s Office of Győr City Authority

Keywords:

design, technology and materials of road pavements, railway bed and ballast, transportation planning, traffic engineering, road safety

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