Research

Scientific activity of the department


The most important research fields are the planning, design, maintenance, operation of transport infrastructure (roads, railroads), traffic engineering and road safety, and environmentally friendly transport modes. The department does further research in the fields of design, technology and materials of road pavements, railway superstructure and ballast, transportation planning and traffic engineering.

The department is a member of professional and scientific European and world organizations in several fields (roads, railroads) and a permanent Hungarian representative in international excellence networks. These relations ensure the transfer of knowledge and rapid application of first-class results and methods of work.

 

Membership in the following international organizations:

  • PIARC / World Road Association TC B3 Improving Mobility of Urban Areas
  • PIARC / World Road Association TC C1 Safer Road Infrastructure
  • CEN/TC227 “Road Construction Materials”
  • Österreichische Verkehrswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, AK Eisenbahntechnik
  • Journal of Thai Society for Transportation and Traffic Studies
  • Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering

 

PhD dissertations defended:

  • Attila Borsos: Modelling and optimising safety impacts of road infrastructure measures (2010)
  • Szabolcs Fischer: Stabilization of railway track geometry by geogrids installed under the ballast bed (2012)
  • Klára Macsinka: Parking demand and sustainable mobility (2012)

 

Current PhD students and their research topics:

  • Péter Füleki: Rheological examinations of asphalts
  • Gabriella Iván: The effect of road layout on the speed choice of drivers
  • Róbert Koch: Analysis of water output change of springs
  • Dániel Miletics: The effect of road layout on the overtaking behaviour of drivers
  • Petra Szakonyi: Mobility plans and their impacts on the quality of life in cities
  • Emese Jámbor: Road surface characteristics and safety
  • Zsolt Bencze: Road asset management model for settlements
  • Pál Hegyi: Relations between road network topology and traffic safety in cities
  • Zoltán Major: Interaction between railway track and bridge

 

Main research directions and selected publications

 

1. Design, technology and materials of road pavements

K. Adorjányi: Bemenő paraméterek bővítése az aszfaltburkolatú pályaszerkezetek méretezésénél (Extension of input parameters in the design of asphalt pavements). = Közlekedésépítési Szemle, 2009. Issue 7, pages 11-17.

K. Adorjányi: Effect of capping layers on the improvement of subgrade bearing capacity. = Proceedings of 11th International Scientific Conference (MOBILITA ´11) (Bratislava, 26-27th May 2011).

K. Adorjányi: Kétlépcsős mechanikai modellek alkalmazása útpályák felújítási beavatkozásainak méretezésénél (Application of two-step mechanical models by the design of renovation interventions of road pavements). = Közlekedésépítési Szemle, 2010. Issue 3  Pages 5-11.

P. Füleki: A kompaktaszfalt alkalmazási lehetőségeinek vizsgálata a hazai útpályaszerkezetek építésénél (Investigations of possibilities to use compact-asphalts in Hungary). = Közúti és Mélyépítési Szemle, 2008. issues 5-6.  Pages 16 – 22.

P. Füleki: Analysis of stiffness moduli and rheological properties of bitumens and bituminous mixtures. = Proceedings of 11th International Scientific Conference (MOBILITA ´11) (Bratislava, 26-27th May 2011).

 

2. Railway superstructure and ballast

F. Kiss: A vasúti pálya lassújelei okozta vontatási többletenergiák és költségeik (Additional traction energies and their costs caused by speed-limits of railway lines). = Közlekedésépítési Szemle, 2009. Issue 6  Pages 10-16.

Sz. Fischer – F. Horvát: A georács erősítésű vasúti zúzottkő ágyazat diszkrét elemes modellezési lehetőségei (Discrete element modeling possibilities of railroad track ballast, stabilized by geogrid). = Közlekedésépítési Szemle, 2010. 8th issue.  Pages 20-29.

F. Horvát: Vasúti hidak háttöltésének kialakítása (Construction of backfills for railway bridges). = XII. Futástechnikai konferencia kiadványában. Pécs, 16-17th September 2010.

Fischer Sz., Horvát F.: Superstructure stabilization of ballast bedded railway tracks with geogrids. Hungarian Journal of Industrial Chemistry. 39:(1) 2011. pp. 101-106.

Fischer, Sz.: Investigations of the reinforcement and stabilisation effect of geogrid layers under railway ballast. Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. XIX. No. 3. 8-16

 

3. Transportation planning, traffic engineering, road safety

Miletics D.: Overtaking violations in left-turn lanes of roads outside built-up areas. Seventh International PhD & DLA Symposium, University of Pécs 2011. október 24-25.

Iván G. (2011): Safe speed choice from the viewpoint of road users, Transcom 2011, University of Žilina, Zsolna, Szlovákia, 2011. június 27-29. . ISBN 978-80-554-0376-2

Koren Cs. (ed.): A közúti infrastruktúra biztonsága (Safety of the road infrastructure). Széchenyi István Egyetem - UNIVERSITAS-GYŐR Nonprofit Kft. ISBN: 978-963-9819-86-3. 2012. pp. 1-350.

Koren C., Borsos A.: The advantage of late-comers: Analysis of road fatality rates in the EU Member States. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 48 (2012) p. 2101-2110

Borsos A., Koren C., Ivan J. N., Ravishanker N.: Long-term safety trends related to vehicle ownership in 26 countries. Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting. Paper 12-3475. 22-26. January, 2012. p. 1-20.

 

Main research projects of the department in 2010

 

1. Trendy Travel. Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme
Summary of the project: The aim of the project, running between 2007 and 2010 was to propagate the use of energy-saving sustainable transport methods.
Nature: R&D
Duration: 2007-2010
Type of participation in the project: consortium member
Project leader: Dr. Emese Makó PhD. University associate professor, makoe@sze.hu
Financed by: EU
http://www.trendy-travel.eu/index.phtml

2. Auditing the Sustainability of Public Spaces
Summary of the project:
Presenting the sustainability of municipal public areas through game based learning process (pupils, undergraduates, designers).
Nature: R&D
Duration: 2010-2012
Type of participation in the project: consortium member
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Csaba Koren CSc. University professor, koren@sze.hu
Financed by: EU
http://www.aspis-learn.eu/index.php

3. Sustainable Improvement of Road Traffic Safety By Establishment of the EU-Asia Road Safety Centre of Excellence in Thailand - RoSCOE
Summary of the project: The aim of the project - performed within the framework of the cooperation programme of the European Union and Thailand - is the improvement of traffic safety in Thailand.
Nature: R&D
Duration: 2011-2013
Type of participation in the project: consortium member
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Csaba Koren CSc. University professor, koren@sze.hu
Financed by: EU
https://elearning3.uni-weimar.de/mcbuw/extern/C101073/EN/index.php

4. Sustainable development of built infrastructure
Summary of the project: Designing and dimensioning carriageways, designing railway superstructures and substructures, developing safer public roads
Nature: R&D
Duration: continuous
Project leader: Dr. Ferenc Horvát CSc. college professor, horvat@sze.hu
Financed by: Széchenyi István University

5. Transportation Model AT-HU
Summary of the project: The aim of the project is to set up a border crossing transportation model between Austria and Hungary in order to support the infrastructure planning activities in Eastern Austria and Western Hungary
Nature: R&D
Duration: 2011-2013
Type of participation in the project: consortium member
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Csaba Koren CSc. University professor, koren@sze.hu
Financed by: EU
http://www.ivv.tuwien.ac.at/forschung/projekte/international-projects/vkmat-hu00.html

 

Main external commissions of the department in 2010


1. Evaluation of deformation resistance of asphalt roads
Type of Commission: technical R&D
Duration: 2004-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Direction of research, performing and evaluation of examinations, performing research, documentation, local inspections and examinations, coordination.
Partners: COLAS, Strabag

2. Application of geogrids for stabilization of railroad track ballast
Type of Commission: technical R&D
Duration: 2009-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Research of geogrid/ballast stone connection with laboratory mesurements, roadway experiments, computational analysis, preparing tender
Partner company/institute: MÁV Inc.
Partners: MÁV Inc.

3. Comparing the costs of surplus traction energy, caused by speed-restriction signals and the reparation costs of the course defects, causing the speed-restriction signal
Type of Commission: Technical R&D
Duration: 2009-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Measurement of energy consumption on tract vehicles, calculation of energy consumption, maintenance costs, perfoming cost-comparisons
Partner company/institute: MÁV Inc.
Partners: MÁV Inc.

4. Public road safety audit
Type of Commission: Technical examination, analysis
Duration: 2004-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Elaboration, development and education of public road safety audit methodology
Partner company/institute: Ministry of Economy and Transport, Coordination Centre for Transport Development
Partners: Magyar Közút Nonprofit Inc. Coordination Centre for Transport Development

5. Preparing accident preventive action packages for public road traffic
Duration: 2010-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Performing optimization of packages created of public road safety actions.
Partner company/institute: Magyar Közút non-profit company (Kht.)
Partners: Magyar Közút non-profit company (Kht.)

6. Public road safety inspection of dangerous locations
Type of Commission: Technical examination, analysis
Duration: 2010-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Public road safety inspection of dangerous locations.
Partner company/institute: Coordination Centre for Transport Development
Partners: Coordination Centre for Transport Development

7. Developing training package for public road safety audit training
Type of Commission: Technical examination, analysis
Duration: 2010-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Developing training package for public road safety audit training.
Partner company/institute: Coordination Centre for Transport Development
Partners: Coordination Centre for Transport Development

8. Optimizing interventions for traffic safety on express highways
Type of Commission: Technical examination, analysis
Duration: 2010-2010
Tasks, performed by the organizational unit: Optimizing interventions for traffic safety on express highways
Partner company/institute: State Motorway Management Company Ltd.
Partners: State Motorway Management Company Ltd.

 

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