#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.


self_DEBASE -Self Destructive Brake Shoe

Developing a breakable brake shoe to avoid damages when a train starts moving if it is accidentally forgotten on the track


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.

StilvA -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...

DiMoSy Rail

Testing the usability of the DiMoSy system for monitoring the effect of construction work on rail structures

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...


Michelberger, F. (2019, November). Ergebnisse des Projekt StilvA. Vortrag presented at the Verkehrsinfrastrukturforschung Forum 2019, Wien, Österreich.
Michelberger, F., & Grossberger, H. (2019). Inspiring and Hiring the Next Generation - Strategies for a Common Approach. Presented at the 5th UIC World Congress on Rail Training, Rabat, Morocco.
Wagner, A., Heil, G., & Michelberger, F. (2019). Marshalling Yards: Noise reduction by variable rolling resistance. Presented at the Novi Horizonti, Doboj.
Michelberger, F., Wagner, A., & Kalteis, M. (2019). Potentiale für die Optimierung der Abbremsung am Rollberg von Verschubbahnhöfen des Einzelwagenverkehr. In Jahrbuch der Logistikforschung (pp. 167–178). Linz, Austria: TRAUNER Verlag + Buchservice GmbH.
Egger Martin, Stadlmann, B., Peter, T., Jürgen, Z., & Frank, M. (2019). Die Schraubenkupplung ist automatisierbar! Der Eisenbahningenieur, (06/2019), 18–21.
Wagner, A., & Michelberger, F. (2019). Optimierungsmöglichkeiten von Kolbenkleinbremsen in Rangierbahnhöfen, (02/2019).
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., Michelberger, F., & Wagner, A. (2018). Smart Inspection – Innovative solutions for maintenance of railway bridges. Presented at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018, Vienna.
Stadlmann, B., Egger, M., Michelberger, F., & Zajicek, J. (2018). Automatisierung im Verschiebebahnhof. In Jahrbuch der Logistikforschung - Innovative Anwendungen, Konzepte & Technologie (pp. 73–82). Linz: Trauner Verlag + Buchservice.
Zellner, C., Michelberger, F., Stadlmann, B., Egger, M., Hattinger, M., & Zajicek, J. (2018). Automated handling of a screw coupling of freight wagons. Presented at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018, Vienna.