Elements of rail product management - a.y. 2016/2017


CFU: 9

Period (Year/Semester): I/I

Languade: Italian

Required/expected prior knowledge: Nothing

Lecturers: Mario Di Nardo

Course objectives:
The course aims to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle industrial issues related to the conception, implementation and management activities related to the production of Railway Vehicles. Starting from the "engineering" phase of the product based on the needs of the customer and the current regulations, the critical points of the production, logistics and maintenance process, are analyzed. Frontal lessons will be integrated by Seminars on specific topics and business visits that will allow the student to gain a greater awareness of the topics discussed.

Tables of contents: 
The Railway Vehicle - short excursus over time. Systemic design: complicated and complex approach to the railway vehicle. The International regulatory framework. Systemic design -  Railway Vehicle Types -  Configuration Inputs – Regulations in EU. Different railway product. - Configuration: lay-out, weighting analysis - Railway infrastructure and evolution of the network (AC and DC) - Management of the parameters of a railway vehicle and physics. Performance ratings  Examples of engine type and gearbox. Reliability analyzes - Risk Assessment Techniques (ISO31010) - RAMS Analysis : Economic and temporal analysis -  Designs -  Component realization and specifics..Production Engineering:  Logistics -  Production -  Service - Industrial characterization aspects. -  Organization aspects - Functional structures, network organizational structures, mixed structures. Business Activities:  Business Management - Commitment Management  (time and cost) - The Sales function – Profitability analyses  and examples -  The Purchasing function - The Engineer as System Integrator - Research and development (RD) -  Business Intelligence Strategies.Product quality.

Education method: 
Lessons, exercises, Seminars.

Textbooks and learning aids:
Maurizio Russo, Il veicolo ferroviario ISBN 8891007978, 9788891007971 

Assessment will be oral.

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University of Naples Federico II
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