The fifth scientific and technical workshop “Computer simulation in railway transport: dynamics, strength, wear“


Dear colleagues! 

Unfortunately, the number of speakers who confirmed their participation in the Workshop is not enough to form even a two-day program.
The main reason for this situation are the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in Russia and related restrictions that do not allow foreign scientists who want to take part in the workshop to come to Russia.
Therefore, we have decided to postpone this workshop until conditions improve. We don`t know when it happens and we will keep you posted.

We invite you to take part in the fifth scientific and technical workshop «Computer simulation in railway transport: dynamics, strength, wear» which will be held on 08-10 September 2020 in the tourist base “4 seasons”. Workshop address: Naberezhnaya 14a, Zhukovka, Bryansk Region, 242700, Russia. This workshop is organized by Computational mechanics laboratory of Bryansk State Technical University.

We invite to participate:

  • scientists and teachers of railway universities and departments;
  • managers and researchers from railway-related companies, engineering and scientific research organizations;
  • researches and engineers involved in the development and analysis of railway vehicles, railway track, wear and rolling contact fatigue problems.

The workshop format involves cooperative work of all participants without parallel sections, without full articles on the materials, set out in the report. Presentations on current unfinished work are also welcomed. On each report 20 minutes are given.

Information about the seminar can be found using the following links.

Organizing Committee


Prof. Dmitry Pogorelov, Chairman,

Dr. Roman Kovalev, Dr. Gennady Mikheev, Dr. Alexey Sakalo, Dr. Sergey Tomashevskiy, Dmitry Agapov, Nikolay Lysikov, Elena Bartuleva, Vladimir Yampoltsev.

Laboratory of Computational Mechanics
Bryansk State Technical University

241035, Russia, Bryansk, Kharkovskaya st. 10B
Phone, fax: +7 (4832) 568637

 Scope and Objectives


  • discussion of computer modeling of dynamics, strength and wear of rolling stock;
  • exchange of experience, increase of efficiency of application of specialized software products for engineering analysis.

The main purpose of the seminar is to gather in one place representatives of enterprises, representatives of academic and applied science and, thus, to provide an opportunity for fruitful discussions and exchange of views.

Throughout the workshop a school for software users will be organized, «Universal Mechanism» where the features of using this software for computer simulation of railway vehicles in various stages of design and operation will be considered and consultations on the use of «Universal mechanism» software will be provided. The users and developers reports about the latest developments and plans for the development of software will be presented.

 Registration and Timelines


To take a part in the workshop, it is necessary to fill in and send the registration form to the organizing Committee by July 31, 2020. Please, download it using the link below

Important dates and timelines:

7 November 2019 Start of application of entry submissions and abstracts
31 July 2020 Deadline for entry submission
31 July 2020  Deadline for abstract submission
10 August 2020 Notification of acceptance of abstracts for publication
08-10 September 2020 Workshop



Registration Fee and Financial Support


The registration fee is 5000 RUB and it includes expenses for publication of abstracts, renting office and equipment, coffee-breaks, lunches, the banquet and a cultural program. For students and postgraduates a reduced registration fee in the amount of 2500 RUB is provided.

As applications are received, participants will be sent documents for payment of the registration fee (invoice, agreement and acceptance certificate). In the beginning of the workshop, participants submit to the organizing Committee a copy of the payment order for payment of the registration fee and two copies of the signed agreement and acceptance certificates. At the end of the workshop, one copy of the agreement and acceptance certificate, signed by both parties, will be returned to the participants.

Registration fee does not include accommodation cost.

A limited number of participants may be provided with financial support. You may have the opportunity not to pay registration fee. Preference will be given to young scientists. Please send a request for financial support together with the registration form.



Working languages: Russian, English. Authors who would like to publish abstracts in the collected book can send their abstracts to the organizing Committee until July 31, 2020. Highest possible volume of abstracts is 2 pages. Abstracts should be formatted according to the template below. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by August 10, 2020. A collected book of abstracts will be published by the beginning of the workshop.

Address for sending abstracts:
Prof. Dmitry Pogorelov,

Due to the large amount of junk mail (spam), it is strongly recommended to write "UM Workshop 2020". in the subject of all letters to the organizing Committee. The number of reports is limited. Preference will be given to active researchers in this field

Templates for abstracts:

 Workshop program

The workshop program will be formed after submission of abstracts.


 Workshop venue


Naberezhnaya 14a, Zhukovka, Bryansk Region, 242700, Russia
Tourist base "4 Seasons"

At the request of the participants, the organizers will book rooms in the hotel of the tourist base "4 seasons". The participants will pay for accommodation directly at the hotel.

Participants will be delivered to the venue of the seminar by bus. It will depart on September 08 at 9.00 from the 4th building of the Bryansk State Technical University, located at the address: 10B Kharkov str., Bryansk. Participants arriving in Bryansk on September 07 (Monday) should independently book and pay for accommodation in Bryansk.

Hotels, which are situated close to the Bryansk State Technical University:

«Bristol», Beregovaya 3. Call +7 4832 320303,;

«Bezhitsa», Klintsovskaya 41. Call +7 915 1179877,;

«Club Boston», Ulianova 109а. Call +7 4832 570573,


 - You may download “Yandex taxi” application or call (4832) 220-220;
 - (4832) 222-222 ("Gorodskoye Taxi");
 - (4832) 777-777 ("Saturn Taxi").
Taxis of these companies are equipped with taximeters. The approximate cost of trip from the Railway station to the University is 150-170 RUB.