Technical Visit

1. State Key Laboratory of Traction Power

    State Key Laboratory of Traction Power is attached to Southwest Jiaotong University, it was approved to establish in 1989 and was given the honor of a first-class State Key Laboratory by the government in 2003 and 2008 successively. In 2006, it achieved the certification and authorization issued by CNAL. The first-level discipline “Transportation Engineering” in which it is mainly involved is a state key discipline, was ranked first twice in the national discipline evaluation by the CADGEDC in 2003 and 2008.

    With the vigorous support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Railways and Southwest Jiaotong University, the laboratory has made remarkable achievements with respect to test platform construction. It has developed on its own a whole set of test facilities including: roller test rig, parameter measuring stand for vehicles, multi-channel fatigue test stand, vehicle virtual prototype design platform(Virtual MBS), train-track dynamic simulation and security detection system, wireless detection system, pantograph/catenary hybrid simulation stand and other important equipments. Most of these facilities are internationally advanced or even world-leading. The laboratory also purchased a wide range of material test machines and software, involving with mechanics, electronics, measurement and other industries, strengthening further its equipment capacity.

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State Key Laboratory of Traction Power

2. Railway Traffic National Laboratory (Under Construction)

    The Railway Traffic National Laboratory is under construction based on the State Key Laboratory of Traction Power. It is one of the ten national laboratories authorized in 2006. After the consultation of the Ministry of Railways (MOR) and Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2008, they decided to support Southwest Jiaotong University for the application of the Railway Traffic National Laboratory. The application is successful and the lab is under construction currently.

    The Railway Traffic National Laboratory is the highest-level national laboratory. Focusing on the high-speed, heavy-haul and new rail transit system, it will impel the rail transit development of the nation, develop multi-layered technological innovation, promote the related industry of technology and improve the international competitiveness.