Address: 644046, Omsk, 35 Marx Ave., OSTU Main Building, room 127
Phone: +7(3812) 31-34-19
Honorary Worker of Russian Transport, Honorary Railway Worker
Candidate of technical sciences
Candidate of technical sciences, Associate Professor
Candidate of technical sciences
Associate Professor of the Railway Rolling Stock department
Candidate of technical sciences, Associate Professor
Honorary Railway Worker, Head of the Department from 2001 to 2009
Rapid development of the productive forces of Siberia in the 30s of the XX century, primarily the coal and metallurgical base of the Ural-Kuznetsk Plant, required strengthening of transport links for mass transportation of heavy freight. On the mountain-steep profile of the Siberian railways, that is, where the main ore and coal mining bases are located, only electric traction could handle the increasing cargo flow. Therefore, it is no coincidence that electric traction first appeared in the Kuzbass beyond the Ural Range, that is the Belovo-Novokuznetsk DC section electrified in 1936, one of the first electrified sections of Russian railways.
The new equipment caused the need for qualified specialists, including those with higher education, for the design, installation and operation of electric railways, including electric rolling stock. An attempt to train electrical engineers, specialists in the field of railway electrification was being undertaken at our university since 1932, when Tomsk Institute of Railway Engineers was awarded with the title of Electromechanical (TEMIIT), but the insufficient material base and the lack of qualified specialists in this industry created significant difficulties for engineers’ graduation. The number of electrical engineers in the electromechanical and energy departments was growing insignificantly. A prominent role in the course development was played in the 30s by the 1931 graduate of Rostov Institute of Railway Engineers Alexander Mikhailovich Dyadkov and the graduate of the Tomsk Industrial (later Polytechnic) Institute Mikhail Fedorovich Karasev, in the future - Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor, Honored Worker of science and technology of Russia.
It is these scientists who played a decisive role in the beginning of training specialists in electric traction programs. In 1935 they founded a graduate department with the official name "Electric Rolling Stock" (EPS) consisting of: A. M. Dyadkov (Head of the Department), E. M. Pukhov, R. F. Trofimov, N. A. Naumov, A. D. Belousov, M.F. Karasev, K.P. Schmidt. In the 40s, the department was renamed into "Electric Power Economics" and became part of the Faculty of Energy. Subsequently, it was called "Electric Traction", from which the department of "Power Supply of Electric Railways" separated and became independent in 1957.
In 1950, the Faculty of Electric Transport separated and became an independent faculty, and in 1999 it received (more precisely, restored) the name Electromechanical.
From 1950 to 1954, while being in Siberian exile in Tomsk on charges of cosmopolitanism, a prominent scientist and specialist in the field of electrification of railway transport, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences Vladimir Borisovich Medel headed the department. He founded a research direction at the department, associated with an increase in strength and durability of the nodes of the mechanical part of electric rolling stock. Upon the return of V. B. Medel to Moscow in 1954, he was replaced by A. M. Dyadkov, and then in 1956 – by Mikhail Georgievich Shalimov, at that time a candidate of technical sciences, now a doctor of technical sciences, honored worker of science and technology of Russia. He headed the department until 1957, when it was divided into two and M. G. Shalimov became a member of the department “Power supply of electric railways”. For a short time an experienced production worker and a highly skilled specialist G.V. Adonyev had been chairing the department. In 1959 A.S.Lisovsky, later Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, headed the department after defending his Ph.D. thesis, conducted under the supervision of Professor V. B. Medel. Later he became Vice-Rector in 1968, and then Rector of OmIIT in the period of 1971-1986.
In Omsk period, starting from 1961, the department became known as the “Electric Railway Rolling Stock”. It was successively chaired by A. S. Lisovsky, R. Ya. Medlin, V. M. Babich, V. N. Lisunov, S. V. Shvetsov. Since October 2009, the department has been headed by Vasily Titovich Cheremisin, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, - a full member of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts, one of the leading scientists in the field of energy conservation and energy efficiency in railway transport. From 2000 to 2013, V.T. Cheremisin served as vice-rector for scientific work and innovations of our university, since 2013 he has been the director of the Research Institute of Energy Saving in Railway Transport (NIIE OSTU).
Due to intensive electrification of railways in Siberian region, including alternating current, the department began developing, its scientific and pedagogical staff began increasing, the scope of scientific research expanded. In the 60s, Ph.D. dissertations were defended at the department by the future leading associate professors R. Ya. Medlin, V. M. Babich, V. N. Lisunov, V. G. Galkin, G. I. Solonenko, V. K. Okishev, Yu. A. Usmanov, G.E. Polyanin. During this period educational support staff was formed at the department, comprising the head of the laboratories Yu. N. Ufimtsev, senior laboratory assistant V.T. Kosolapov (who started his working at TEMIIT), laboratory assistant L.V. Skripina, senior technician S.A. Elovskikh.
In the 70s, A. A. Baklanov, G. K. Kostrik, P. S. Chelobanov, A. P. Kozlov, O. A. Klimov, A. V. Razdobarov started their work at the department as engineers of the scientific research unit. In 1976, a scientific research laboratory was created at the department, engaging P. S. Chelobanov, A. P. Kozlov, O. A. Klimov, A. V. Razdobarov, A. N. Krygin, V. A. Trushkov, N. G. Tets, I.Z. Bochever, and then V.O. Melk, Yu.M. Navozchik, S.V. Shvetsov, A.S. Talyzin, Ya. Ya. Velts, S.A. Pimshin, M.I. Kudryavtseva and others. The supervisor of studies and research done there was the associate professor V. G. Galkin.
Increase in traffic volume on electrified railways, introduction of a new electric rolling stock contributed to emergence and development of scientific research related to increasing energy efficiency and reliability of AC and DC electric locomotives at the department, including improving their electrical regenerative and rheostatic braking.
In the 70-80s, O. I. Nikogdin, V.V. Akhtsiger, V.P. Smirnov, N.G. Shabalin, A.V. Razdobarov, V.O. Melk, A. N. Krygin, V. A. Trushkov, S. V. Shvetsov, A. S. Talyzin, Y. Ya. Velts, I. G. Semkin, V. V. Roy, V. V. Makarov, Sh. K. Ismailov, E.A. Proskryanova (Sidorova) and others were pursuing their PhD. As a results of scientific research at the department Ph.D. theses were defended by the staff members V.P. Smirnov, I.G. Semkin, V.O. Melk, S.V. Shvetsov, Sh. K. Ismailov (defended his doctoral thesis in 2004), A. A Baklanov, E. A. Sidorova (defended her doctoral thesis in 2003), as well as employees from other universities and organizations: Yu. V. Tkachev (graduated from TEMIIT in 1957) - subsequently head of the Department at UrGUPS (UREMIIT), V.V. Makarov - subsequently Head of the Department at IrIIT, and vice-rector of IrGUPS, N. G. Shabalin (defended his doctoral thesis in 2004).
In the 80-90s, the department was joined by M.V. Kandrina, I.G. Shakhov, A.A. Chetvergov, S.V. Smykov, D.V. Murzin, N.V. Esin, A. P Shilyakov. D.V. Murzin and N.V. Esin defended their theses in 2000 under the supervision of V.N. Lisunov and so did A.P. Shilyakov in 2002.
In the period of 2000 - 2015 the department teaching staff was extended by. An.V. Bublik, Al. V. Bublik, V.V. Bublik, S. G. Istomin, A. S. Wilhelm, V. A. Smirnov, A. S. Talyzin, E. A. Tretyakov, A. P. Shatokhin, O. D. Yurasov.
In 2016-2017, three lecturers of the department (S. G. Istomin, A. P. Shatohin, O. D. Yurasov) defended their theses.
Railway Rolling Stock department (upper row standing from left to right) Associate Professor S. G. Istomin, head of the laboratories S.A. Pimshin, Associate Professor A.P. Shilyakov, Engineer I.N. Denisov, Associate Professor E. A. Tretyakov, Engineer K.I. Domanov, Associate Professor N.V. Esin, Lecturer K.V.Panov, Associate Professor A. S. Wilhelm, Associate Professor A. P. Shatokhin; (bottom row sitting from left to right) Associate Professor V.V. Shiler, Associate Professor A.A. Baklanov, Head of the chair, Professor V.T. Cheremisin, technician S.A. Elovskikh, Associate Professor S.V. Shvetsov, senior lecturer S.V. Razdobarov, Associate Professor V.V. Bublik
Participation of the departmental staff “Railway Rolling Stock” in research work, the degree of coverage and the results are characterized by the following data.
The subject of ongoing research is fully consistent with the scientific and technical potential of the department and the profile of specialist training.
The main areas of scientific research of the department are as follows:
- Developing methods and means of increasing energy efficiency of traction power supply and electric rolling stock (supervisors - professor V.T. Cheremisin, associate professors A. A. Baklanov, A. S. Wilhelm, A. A. Tretyakov, A. P. Shilyakov, S.G. Istomin, A.P. Shatokhin).
- Improving control systems for traction and auxiliary equipment of electric rolling stock (supervisors - associate professors N.V. Esin, A.P. Shilyakov, senior teacher A. V. Razdobarov).
- Developing ways of increasing electric rolling stock operation and repair efficiency (supervisors - associate professors V.V. Bublik, V.A. Smirnov, S.V.Shvetsov, V.V.Shiler).
- Improving reliability of collector traction and auxiliary electric machines of electric rolling stock (supervisors - associate professors V.V. Bublik, O.D. Yurasov).
In these areas staff of Railway Rolling Stock department carried out research aimed at increasing traction and energy efficiency of mainline electric locomotives and electric trains, creating and maintaining mobile and stationary devices for testing and diagnosing electric and mechanical EPS equipment, developed digital control systems for rectifier and inverter converters, theoretical justification for improving reliability of the EPS with regard to the actual state.
Since 2013, the head of the department, Professor Cheremisin V.T., has been the head of the Research Institute for Energy Saving in Railway Transport of the Omsk State University of Railway Engineering (NIIE OSTU) together with leading the Committee on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency of the International Association of Transport Universities in Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region.
Professor V.T. Cheremisin created scientific school “Improving energy efficiency of traction power supply and electric rolling stock”. Applied research led by V.T. Cheremisin resulted in improving interfacing of external and traction power supply systems, determining the unbalance of electric energy for train traction within railways and sections of locomotive crews, determining electric energy consumption for train traction within the “metering zones” using satellite navigation systems. Professor V.T. Cheremisin is a regular participant in the meetings of the Council of Chief Engineers and Network Schools of JSC Russian Railways on energy conservation, a member of the Central Commission of JSC Russian Railways on resource conservation and energy efficiency.
Associate Professor A. A. Baklanov carried out a large volume of theoretical studies of the train traction energy and numerous tests of freight and passenger electric locomotives with traction and energy laboratories (dynamometer cars) on different railways were carried out in order to check and establish maximum train weight standards and also develop energy-optimal driving modes, analysis, standardization and prediction of electric power consumption for traction, etc. Using results of the scientific research allowed to increase the mass of freight and passenger trains of 5–15% and reduce energy consumption for traction trains of 1–1.5 % only on the West Siberian Railway.
Associate Professor V.V.Bublik is one of the developers of a comprehensive methodology and technology that combines three methods: a method of preliminary diagnostics of the collector working surface before turning it in a lathe using a measuring complex based on the IPK - 3PM non-contact profilometer and Velleman recording equipment after-repair control, in order to optimize the reservoir turning; method of hardening (knurling) the working surface of the collector with a steel spring-loaded roller.
Under a supervision by the Associate Professor S.V. Shvetsov, a large cycle of studies is carried out to analyze the failures of electric rolling stock equipment, find patterns and develop failure models, create a theoretical and instrumental base for improving the reliability of individual units and electric locomotives in general, justify and increase the efficiency of separate operation and repair of locomotives for West Siberian, Krasnoyarsk and Octyabrskaya railways, use of the rational repair and diagnostics schemes.
Associate Professor V.V.Schiler has developed theoretical principles and new original designs of nodes of the mechanical part of electric rolling stock. In particular, he suggested design of a flexible wheel and a carriage for prospective rolling stock, protected by patents. For practical implementation and promotion of developments by V.V. Schiler the innovative company Gibtransystem LLC was created in August 2010, and in November of the same year a grant was received from the Government of the Omsk Region for development of small and medium-sized businesses. Negotiations are underway to introduce a flexible wheel into production.
Associate professors A.A. Baklanov, S.V. Shvetsov, A.P. Shilyakov participated in preparation and publication of methodological recommendations on organizing industrial internship of students at the enterprises of railway transport and OSTU materials related to training, retraining and advanced training of specialists for the Trans-Siberian Railway.Senior teacher A. V. Razdobarov is doing great
work of improving control systems of AC electric locomotives on a
The department has the following higher education programs:
- Program 23.05.03 Railway rolling stock, major "Electric transport of railways", full-time and part-time forms of training, duration 5 and 6 years, respectively;
- Program 23.05.03 Railway rolling stock, major "High-speed surface transport", full-time education, duration 5 years.
The graduate program’s name corresponds to the name of the department, and the official status of the program’s graduate is a Railway Engineer.
Program Graduates work in the locomotive enterprises of Railways, at electric locomotive repair and electric locomotive plants, in subways, design, research, educational and other organizations. Bachelors and masters work mainly in the same organizations as specialists.
The total number of graduates from electric traction programs at TEMIIT - OmIIT - OmGAPS - OSTU amounts more than four thousand people for now. Most graduates work in railway industry.
The faculty and staff of the department teach 34 special courses in the field of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment, traditional relay-contactor and modern microprocessor control systems of today's and promising electric locomotives, high-speed ground transport.
For almost every course there exist laboratories where students study the purpose, design and operation of the corresponding units of electric and mechanical parts of electric rolling stock, including safety devices for train movement, experimentally determine their parameters and characteristics. Laboratories are regularly replenished with samples of new equipment, including modern electronic devices, diagnostic complexes, computers, etc.
The software of a computerized information technology laboratory includes almost all the workstations used in locomotive facilities. The department performs a large amount of work to improve skills of the specialists and managers of locomotive facilities and Railways, primarily West Siberian railway.
Serious attention is paid to training students and trainees of continuing education courses in new technologies using modern equipment that does not always have analogues even in industry. In turn, training using new technologies encourages students to apply such technologies in studying other disciplines, implementing them in their course and diploma projects. The work itself, guidelines for it and subsequent report are usually carried out in electronic form. However, a computer analysis of the experimental results is based not only on mathematical modeling, but on real physical processes that occur during the operation of laboratory and production equipment.
The department provides training and production practices for students at the leading enterprises of industry and railway transport.Professor V.T. Cheremisin, head of the
department, was included in the national register of experts in assessing
quality of education in 2007. By orders of the Federal Service for Supervision
of Education and Science, he participates in a commission assessment of the
activities of universities in the Russian Federation.
Department graduates work at the locomotive enterprises, electric locomotive building and repair plants, in subways, design, research, educational and other organizations. Bachelors and masters generally work in the same companies as specialists.
The total number of graduates in the electric traction specialty at OSTU currently adds up to more than four thousand people. Most of the graduates work in railway industry.
Many graduates have achieved significant success in industrial, social and scientific endeavors.
Many graduates have worked and are currently working in managerial and engineering positions in the Ministry of Transport, JSC Russian Railways, central and regional directorates, locomotive depots, at electric locomotive repair and electric locomotive factories, in design organizations and research institutes. A certain part of the graduates also work in other sectors of the national economy. But wherever graduates work, they always remember their alma mater and maintain close ties with the department.