#Life Cycle Costing

In the cost management method of Life Cycle Costing (LCC), acquisition and maintenance costs – for example in transport, infrastructure and railway companies – are assessed over the entire life cycle of the respective infrastructure and technology in order to achieve the best possible cost ratio.



Investigating the effectiveness of measures for closing the gap between the railway networks of the Czech and Austrian state railway companies


An Integrated Platform for Life Cycle Costing in the Rail Environment - The exploratory project Licorne promotes international networking regarding life cycle costing in the rail environment.


Goals of this project are to develop a breadboard to unscrew the coupler and the development of a breadboard for the final uncoupling.

Braking system for marshalling humps

The aim of the project StilvA (Study for an innovative low-noise and low-wear braking system), is the development of new braking technologies for marshalling humps

Bridging gaps

The project „bridging gaps“ involves (pre)school children in the analysis of bridge lifecycle, cost, planning, periodical inspection and maintenance by taking the age and education level into acco...

Integrated LCA

In infrastructure management system, decision makers are challenged with the growing demand in safety and at the same time the pressure to minimize the escalating costs of maintenance and rehabilitati...

BaKuRo Coupling robot for shunting yards

An introduction of automatic coupling seems unrealistic in the European railroad network. That is why it should be clarified in the course of the exploratory study BaKuRo if it is possible with today�...


store&go+ looks at developing a prototype for an automatic goods and luggage depository system.


Michelberger, F., Fabian, C., Jungwirth, M., Kalteis, M., Merschak, S., Stadlmann, B., … Wagner, A. (2018). Ergebnisbericht Projekt StilvA - Studie für eine innovative, lärm- und verschleißarme Bremsung am Abrollberg (Endbericht). Wien: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH.
Grossberger, H., Binder, S., & Michelberger, F. (2017). Bridging gaps - effective links. European J. Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, Vol. 4(Nos. 3/4), 218–235.
Grossberger, H. (2017, November). A systematic, contonoius monitoring of track geometry using tachymeter. Presented at the 5. Tagung Innovation Messtechnik, Wien.
Grossberger, H., Matausch, P., Michelberger, F., & Bogensberger, B. (2017). A systematic, continous monitoring of track geometry using tachymeter. In 5. Tagung Innovation Messtechnik. Deutschland: Shaker Verlag GmbH.
Michelberger, F., Röhl, J., & Jahnel, F. (2017). Entwicklung eines innovativen, höhenverstellbaren Fahrleitungsmasten. Ingenieurspiegel - Fachmagazin für Ingenieure, Bahntechnik, Schiffbautechnik(02/2017), 18–21.
Michelberger, F. (2017, January). Projektergebnisse Integrierte LCA: Neue Einblicke in Sicherheit und Wirtschaftlichkeit. Presented at the Fachkonferenz Interoperabilität auf Schiene, Wien, Austria.
Matausch, P., Grossberger, H., Michelberger, F., & Bogensberger, B. (2016). Optimale Gleisüberwachung mittels Geomonitorings- Weiterentwicklung eines Geomonitoringsystems für den Einsatz im Bereich Bahn., (Nr. 12), 77–83.
Grossberger, H., & Michelberger, F. (2016). Integrated Lifecycle Assessment of raillway infrastructures. In 10. FORSCHUNGSFORUM DER ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FACHHOCHSCHULEN 2016. Wien.
Michelberger, F., Grossberger, H., & Judmaier, P. (2016). Rare earth elements in railway infrastructure – potentials for an information system as a tool for operators and other stakeholders, Transport Problems INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL(Volume 10 Special Edition), 111–124.
Grossberger, H., Michelberger, F., & Röhl, J. (2016). A novel design of catenary mast system. In The International Journal of the University of Niš FACTA UNIVERSITATIS – Series: Mechanical Engineering. University of Nis, Serbia.