Research

Overview:

Scientific Research Achievements

      Over the past years, it has been witnessed that SWJTU-Emei has stepped up efforts to enhance research capabilities and technologies. We have presided over and involved in over 30 national programs, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program (Program 973), National High-tech Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), as well as hundreds of programs at provincial and ministerial-level, via which we are granted program funding of more than $10 billion annually by railway departments, local enterprises and institutions. The programs are various, covering civil engineering, transportation, prospecting, program evaluation, software development, mechanical design, automatic control, logistics, garbage recycling, and translation. 100 patent applications have been granted (10 patents for invention). Technical Code for Continuous Compaction Control of Fill Engineering of Railway Earth Structure (TB10108-2011) has been complied and published. The awards that we have received include: Complete Technology of Precision Engineering Survey for High Speed Railway won first prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Sichuan Province in 2014; Precision Engineering Survey for High Speed Railway, Deformation Monitoring Theory and Application, second prize of Science and Technology Progress Award, granted by Ministry of Education; Shotmembrane Waterproofing Technology for Tunnels and Underground Engineering, second prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Sichuan Province; SGJ-T-CEC-I Passenger Dedicated Lines Geometric Status Measurement System, second prize of National Surveying and Mapping Technology Progress Award; and two second prizes of Science and Technology Progress Award of Chengdu. Over the past 3 years, scientific research papers amounts to 500. 200 of which are included in SCI, EI, and Chinese core journals.

Laboratories:

Professional Laboratory of Urban Rail Transit Underground Works

      In 2010, a special construction fund of 3.89 million yuan has been put into the construction of Urban Rail Transit Underground Works Laboratory, which has laid a solid foundation for the school to forge a new major. In August, 2013, we were granted a project funding of 5 million yuan for improving basic school facilities by Ministry of Education of the Peoples’ Republic of China. The fund has already been in place and expectedly the lab will be completed in July, 2014. So far, the laboratory has received funds amounting to 9 million yuan. With advanced instruments and well-qualified staff, the lab is to rank among the leading laboratories in China.

Train Operation Dispatching Command Laboratory

      The Train Operation Dispatching Command Laboratory is established to improve the core professional skills by the application of simulation technologies. The lab plays an important role in propelling teaching reform and improving student’s practical abilities. This training platform has significantly upgraded students’ professional skills, and received applauses from the employers. As a result, no graduate faced unemployment after graduation. The former Railway Dispatching Office of Chengdu Railway Bureau holds that this lab has a promising future and deserves further promotion. Document No.274 [2003] issued by Science and Technology Department of Sichuan Province affirmed that the Train Operation Dispatching Command Laboratory is original, advanced and practical. The lab ranks among the leading group with broad application prospects.

Engineering Training Center of Mechanical Engineering Department

      The engineering training center of mechanical engineering department was established under the guidance of Basic Requirements of Engineering Training Centers Construction for Colleges by Mechanical Fundamental Course teaching Steering Committee. Covering 2,000 square meters and installing experimental equipments that worth 6 million yuan, the center is to cultivate students’ practical skills and innovative spirit.

Comprehensive Experimental System of High-speed Railway Traction Power Supply

      Invested over 4 million yuan, the Comprehensive Experimental System of High-Speed Railway Traction Power Supply consists of four sub systems including Traction Power Supply, Power Quality Monitoring, Comprehensive Compensation of Active Power and Load Simulation of Electric Locomotive. This system can simulate the working conditions and the characteristics of the existing electrified railways. Meanwhile, it plays an irreplaceable role in building students' professional knowledge, skills and operation ability.

Urban Rail Transit Control and Operation Laboratory

      Urban Rail Transit Control and Operation Laboratory, was planned and designed by Computer and Communications Engineering Department and Transportation Department, and was contracted to build by a third-party company. With an investment of 11.6 million yuan from the Ministry of Education and Southwest Jiaotong University, the construction of the lab started in 2011 and will complete by the end of this year. The lab covers an area of 1600m2 with 4 floors and installs many urban rail transit equipments, including a section of the high-speed rail. The lab focuses on the signal control, operation and management, providing training platform and scientific research programs for students major in Urban Rail Transit Control, Railway Signaling, Control Survey, Computer Science Application, Communications Engineering and Transportation.

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