Innovative catenary

Development of flexible and adjustable catenary.

In the area of contract research the Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute is scientific partner of KRUCH GmbH & Co. KG in the development of flexible and adjustable catenary. Tasks are a on one hand consultancy on innovation management and on the other hand support in the technical development which includes overview of applicable standards, determining mechanical and electrical requirements, advice on choice of materials and evaluation of practice tests.


Michelberger, F., Röhl, J., & Jahnel, F. (2017). Entwicklung eines innovativen, höhenverstellbaren Fahrleitungsmasten. Ingenieurspiegel - Fachmagazin für Ingenieure, Bahntechnik, Schiffbautechnik(02/2017), 18–21.
Grossberger, H., Michelberger, F., & Röhl, J. (2016, October 13). A novel design of catenary mast system. The International Journal of the University of Niš FACTA UNIVERSITATIS – Series: Mechanical Engineering. INTERNATIONAL XVI SCIENTIFIC-EXPERT CONFERENCE ON RAILWAYS RAILCON"16, University of Nis, Serbia.
  • Ing. Karl und Albert Kruch Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
10/01/2015 – 12/31/2016
Involved Institutes, Groups and Centers
Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research