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TU Berlin Fachgebiet Schienenfahrzeuge

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Name of Member: Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Schienenfahrzeuge (Chair of railway vehicles)
Acronym: TUB FGSFZ
E-mail: markus.hecht(at)
Telephone: 0049(0)3031425150
Address: Technische Universität Berlin Fachgebiet Schienenfahrzeuge   Sekretariat SG14, Salzufer 17-19, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Apart of the activities on intensive railway educational programsthe Fachgebiet Schienenfahrzeuge (Rail Vehicles) organizes its research activities in the fields:

  • Running gear of vehicles, mainly freight, trams and multiple units, stability and durabilty
  • Improvement of reliability by diagnosis systems, design of the evaluation routines, flow of data
  • Improving energy efficiency by radial steering bogies an improvement of regenerative braking and aerodynamic optimisation
  • Track: The chair has a long-standing experience in the research of track noise, including roughness measurements and track decay rate measurements and also noise simulations
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  • Railway transport
  • Quiet tracks
  • Energy efficiency
  • Freight railways
  • Running gear dynamics
  • Wheel-rail interaction
  • LCC, railway noise
  • Simulation and measurements in laboratory and on trains and tracks
  •  Noise monitoring


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Hecht: Director of the department
  • Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Herrmann: Freight railways, economics, railway aerodynamics, noise abatement, railway vehicles
  • Dipl.-Ing. Gernoth Götz: Flow management in rail freight, wheel-rail dynamics, rolling contact fatigue optimization, bogie improvements
  • Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Krause: Transport related market and competition analysis, product development and offer positioning in passenger and rail freight, energy harvesting for diagnosis sensors, running gear measurements
  • M. Sc. Sebastian Sohr : simulation of structure born noise, track and wheel dynamics in high frequencies, wheel squeal mitigation
  • M. Sc. Jenny Böhm: noise reduction methods for vehicles and tracks, special damping methods for wheels and rails
  • M. Sc. Mirko Leiste: design and development of inside bearing bogies, mitigation of wear in the wheel-rail contact zone
  • M. Sc. Daniel Jobstfinke: live cycle cost optimization for running gears and brake systems, education programs, automatic brake test for freight trains
  • Dipl.–Ing. Sascha Liebing: railway noise monitoring stations, noise mitigation for emus and dmus

A selection of projects, activities and papers:


  • Sustrail: Development of a sustainable freight system including bogie and track
  • Swiftly Green Project: Best practice methods for Rail freight corridors in Ten-T network
  • Dynotrain: Improved Simulation of running gears all over Europe
  • EVIAK: Design of a new inside-beared freight bogie
  • OST: Simulation of track noise