Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies

Peer-reviewed research journal. It has been published since 2015.

Founder of the journal:

The journal’s scope:

The Journal is comprised of original articles on experimental and professionally focused (applied) research, as well as scientific reviews on the transportation, and other associated branches.


  • Platinum Open Access for all published articles, no APC or other fees for authors;
  • All articles are available under International license: CC BY

The journal’s mission:

The mission of the journal is to establish an international discussion forum, in order to form a base of forward-looking ideas for fundamental and applied research and development, which would encourage the integration of education, science, and production in order to achieve the innovative development of transportation and all associated branches.

We publish scientific works which encompass:

  • Topical issues of the development of transportation, reflecting technical and technological, economic and ecological aspects;
  • Innovative solutions that ensure transport safety, create a modern infrastructure and increase energy efficiency;
  • The unique multifunctionality of magnetic levitation technology;
  • Experience with, and the prospects of the commercial operation of maglev systems;
  • Current progress in fundamental research, the results of numerical simulation, and the full-scale testing of samples of technical and technological innovation.


For the publication of an article of a graduate student, a mandatory review of a supervisor is required.


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The articles published in the journal “Transportation Systems and Technology” are indexed in the international abstract and full text databases:

The journal has been registered with The Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor). Certificate of Registration № ФС77-53673 (FS77-53673) of April 17, 2013. The record on the registration of The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) in connection with the change in the name, change of the language, clarification of the subject matter, change of the name of the founder - registration number No. ФС77-81789 (FS77-81789) of August 31, 2021.

Since the end of 2017, the electronic scientific journal, “Transportation Systems and Technology”, has been issued both in the English, Russian and Chinese languages.



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Posted: 21.09.2021

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Vol 8, No 4 (2022)

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Experimental study of the mixing process of asphalt concrete mixtures
Vasilev K.A., Averchenko G.A.

The process of mixing mineral components with organic binders in the technology of preparation of hot asphalt concrete mixtures is considered. As a working hypothesis, the assumption of a functional relationship between the power consumption of the electric motor of the agitator and the mixing resistance is accepted. It is necessary to establish the dependence of the power consumption of the agitator drive on various technological parameters. Experiments were carried out: in laboratory and production conditions, which showed fairly simple dependencies.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):5-13
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The impact of natural factors on the condition of roads in various regions of Russia
Alekseev S.V., Simonov D.L., Katikova A.S.

The article is devoted to the peculiarities of taking into account natural and climatic conditions when designing a highway. It is shown that environmental conditions directly affect the specifics of the designed roads. However, they can play a dual role: both to promote and counteract the long service life of the roadbed. Since it is impossible to influence the weather conditions, it is necessary to provide full protection of the highway. All factors affecting the road condition at the early stages of design were analyzed. It is concluded that if the regulatory and technical requirements are not met, the quality and safety of the road will not be ensured for each road and climate this regard, the most effective methods of protecting and reducing the negative effects of environmental impact were considered.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):14-30
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Technical and technological features of quarry railways
Kostenko V.V., Korobov D.S.

The research was carried out with the aim of studying, analyzing and research the technical and technological features of ore railways of industrial transport enterprises. As a result, the classification of operation pointы of ore railways was carried out, the features of the infrastructure, the train organization, freight work, rolling stock were described, and opportunities for improving the efficiency of freight transportation were identified.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):31-45
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Original studies

Influence of cooling conditions of HTS assembly on the characteristics of a moving maglev system
Martirosian I.V., Osipov M.A., Starikovskii A.S., Pokrovskii S.V., Rudnev I.A.

Background: analysis of the influence of cooling conditions of high-temperature superconducting elements on the power characteristics of a maglev system under conditions of rapidly changing magnetic fields

Aim: analysis of the influence of cooling conditions of high-temperature superconducting elements on the force characteristics of a magnetic-levitation transport platform under conditions of rapidly changing magnetic fields caused by the inhomogeneity of the magnetic track.

Methods: numerical analysis of the maglev system was performed by the finite element method in the Comsol Multiphysics engineering simulation software.

Results: at fast, more than 5 T/s, magnetic field change rates, due to the motion of the superconductor in a magnetic field with a non-uniform local distribution, the preferred method of cooling is the use of cryocooler technology. At rates of change of the magnetic field less than 5 T/s, it is permissible to use liquid nitrogen as a cooler.

Conclusion: The developed numerical model makes it possible to predict the dynamic characteristics of levitation systems of various scales and can be applied to contactless transport, as well as in rotating machines, including kinetic energy storage devices.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):46-57
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Application of specialized software for calculation of magnetic field in the turns of switched reluctance motors stator windings
Sirotkin V.V., Pigalev D.A., Bol'shikh I.V., Chernyaev S.S.

Background: The article describes the process of occurrence of additional losses in the extreme turns of the copper stator windings, based on physical laws. The causes of the skin effect in the stator windings of a switched reluctance motor (SRM) are presented, an assessment of the skin effect influence degree on additional losses in the SRM of medium and high power. 2D-model of the SRM sector in “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package is created to specify distribution of magnetic field in the SRM stator windings and to quantify the amount of additional losses. А comparison of the magnetic field distribution of the SRM configuration 12/8 obtained in the “FEMM” program and the SRM magnetic field distribution built in “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package is presented to assess the reliability of the results.

Aim: Calculation of the magnetic field distribution in the turns of the stator winding by building a phased 2D-model of the SRM sector (pole division) in “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package to quantify the amount of additional losses caused by eddy currents in the windings.

Methods: “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package is used to build 2D-sector of the SRM. To obtain results on the distribution of electromagnetic fields within the simulated area, finite element methods (FEM) are used to estimate income adjustments, the results are compared with calculations in the “FEMM” program.

Results: The patterns of the magnetic field distribution of the SRM obtained in “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package and in “FEMM” program confirm the presence of a skin-effect in the extreme turns of the stator winding. It can reduce the energy efficiency of the SRM and cause local overheating of the winding turns. As a result of the simulation, the picture of the magnetic field distribution of the SRM obtained in the “FEMM” program is similar to the picture of the magnetic field distribution of the SRM obtained in “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package. Ratio error of the values of the magnetic induction of different parts of the SRM is 3–7 %. It is acceptable and it indicates the correctness of computer modeling in “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package.

Conclusion: The patterns of the magnetic field distribution SRM in “COMSOL Multiphysics” software package and in the “FEMM” program confirm the presence of the skin-effect in the extreme turns of the stator winding, which will allow further research in the field of determining the numerical values of additional losses using 2D-model, and proceed from 2D-model to 3D-model of the SRM.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):58-73
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Simulation models and application options of electric power storage systems in traction power supply
Nezevak V.L., Dmitriev A.D.

Background: the determination of the energy indicators of the traction power supply system based on the train schedule in the conditions of operation of storage devices is based on the solution of a number of instantaneous schemes, each of which corresponds to the established operating mode. These methods require adaptation to account for non-linear characteristics or indicators, the value of which is associated with the retrospective of the change. In this regard, it is necessary to use calculation methods based on the solution of differential equations to solve problems related to the assessment of performance in transient or emergency modes, taking into account dynamic characteristics. Modeling the operation of storage devices in the traction power supply system allows you to evaluate the change in indicators depending on the parameters of the devices, traction load and circuit solutions for various topologies.

Aim: to determine the structure of models of electric power storage devices in DC and AC traction power supply systems, to consider the results of calculating the main energy indicators, to determine ways to improve circuit solutions based on the identified features, to determine the technical requirements for electric power storage devices in traction power supply.

Materials and Methods: to obtain the results, methods for solving differential equations corresponding to various variants of the topology of storage devices in traction power supply, implemented in the Matlab software package, are used.

Results: the results obtained allow us to determine the structure of storage devices for traction power supply, evaluate models of devices for traction power supply of direct and alternating current, outline the prospects for further research in the field of circuit solutions and required device parameters.

Conclusion: the results of the study allow models of electricity storage devices and technical solutions for their implementation aimed at introducing DC and AC traction power supply into the system.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):74-90
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Оn the issue of the development of permanent magnet suspension systems for transport systems
Kim K.K., Karpova I.M.

Aim: to develop recommendations for the development of optimal design schemes of permanent magnet systems designed to create a suspension force.

Methods: we described the electromagnetic interaction in the system using classical field theory, the principle of superposition was used, the forces were calculated using the method of mirror images and Chebyshev quadrature formulas.

Results: an increase of the number of rows of magnets with alternating polarity leads to an increase in the resulting strength of the demagnetizing field and there is the opposite effect in the case without alternating polarities. The suspension force reaches its maximum at a certain distance between the rows of permanent magnets. The side force reaches a maximum at a certain amount of transverse displacement in the horizontal suspension system. The control of the loading capacity of the suspension by changing the size of the cross sections of permanent magnets is accompanied by an increase their mass of the magnetic material. The presence of a ferromagnetic buss significantly improves the characteristics of the suspension and has a beneficial effect on the stability of the suspension.

Conclusion: it is advisable to use multi-row structures on the track and on the vehicle with a certain step of installing magnetic rows with alternating polarity and the distance between the rows affects the magnitude of electromagnetic forces. The choice of the cross-sectional dimensions of permanent magnets should be carried out taking into account the specific requirements for the suspension system, taking into account the reversibility of the remagnetization process.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):91-106
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Simulation of the contact pair “wheel-rail” of the experimental design of the flexible rail in the lightweight tracks of the uST string transport system
Unitsky A.E., Khlebus A.S., Ivanova E.A., Shashko A.E., Tsyrlin M.I.

Rationale: Development of string rails with low weight per meter and high-performance characteristics that determine durability, wear resistance, reliable grip of vehicle wheels to the rail rolling surface is a vital task.

Objective: to investigate impact of the geometric parameters of the steel wheel and the flexible string rail with a polymer coating on the performance characteristics; to choose the most optimal parameters of the contact pair “wheel-rail”.

Methods: The calculation was made using the ANSYS finite element analysis software package.

Results: in order to reduce the level of contact pressures, it is more expedient to lower  the load on the wheel or increase the width of the contact, rather than to increase the radius of the wheel; the most optimal is the contact pair, where the modulus of elasticity of the polymer rail head is equal to the modulus of elasticity of the wheel material, that is, materials similar in elasticity are used in the contact pair.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):107-125
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Substantiation of solutions in the field of digitalization of container services of the Оktyabrskaya railway
Chechenova L.M.

Background: in terms of current trends in the development of the transport industry and technological trends, it is possible to single out the use of digital tools in order to optimize the logistics of multimodal cargo transportation. The improvement of logistics services involves the expansion of the line of digital participants in the transportation process, the development of mobility ecosystems, the formation of a system of digital transport corridors and directly leads to the personalization of digital consumer behavior.

Aim: to evaluate the main container services and logistics efficiency of multimodal cargo transportation along with technologies implemented in the process of cargo transportation. We confirm that the proposed solutions make it possible to increase the efficiency of the transport organization through the use of digital logistics tools.

Methods: the methodology of the study is based on the analysis of data on the volumes, timing and structure of cargo transported by containers through the ports of the North-West, evaluation of projects for container transportation of goods and evaluation of the effects of their implementation at the site of the Oktyabrskaya Railway - a branch of JSC «Russian Railways», taking into account digital coordination of the process of interaction with seaports. The information base of the study is based on reports and the regulatory framework of the Oktyabrskaya Railway - a branch of JSC «Russian Railways» and methods of planning and rationing expenses during track work.

Results: the evaluation of the container services of the Oktyabrskaya Railway through the ports of St. Petersburg is given, the key functions of the Road information and logistics system in the digital coordination of the interaction process with seaports are updated, the need to expand the capabilities of the online services of JSC «Russian Railways» is justified.

Conclusion: the results of the study confirm that fundamentally new approaches to the organization of multimodal cargo transportation by containers and the movement towards personalization of logistics solutions for certain customer requests in terms of the introduction of digital logistics tools opens up broad prospects for the formation and development of external and internal online services and services, ensuring transparency of relationships with customers and partners throughout the service cycle on multimodal transportation with the subsequent creation of a global information environment for all participants of transportation.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):126-139
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The influence of rolling stock indicators on the car component of the freight railway tarif (by the example of gondel cars)
Egorov Y.V.

Background: understanding of the indicators affecting the car component of the freight railway tariff is important for the development and implementation of a competent tariff policy for freight railway transport, especially in the context of sanctions restrictions implemented by third countries.    

Aim: identification and classification of rolling stock indicators that affect the value of the car component of the freight railway tariff, followed by a quantitative assessment of such an impact.

Methods: statistical method, econometric modeling, analysis, comparative method, system method.

Results: the indicators of the rolling stock that affect the value of the car component of the freight railway tariff are identified, a classification of these indicators is developed according to the criterion of applicability of the monetary meter, an econometric quantitative assessment of the influence of the identified indicators on the car component of the freight railway tariff is made, conclusions are drawn on the sensitivity of the latter to various time lags of the indicators under consideration.

Conclusion: the results obtained can be used to improve the tariff policy for freight rail transport, as well as to further develop the theoretical foundations in this area.

Modern Transportation Systems and Technologies. 2022;8(4):140-153
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