Education and research activities of the ERCT are divided by reasearch topics into sections and directly linked to the departments of the Jan Perner Transport Faculty. 
The activities of particular sections are interconnected.  Complexity and mutual cooperation is emphasized.

Section :
Dynamic test stand (DZS)
  • experimental research on static and dynamic properties of stress constructions
  • determination of fatique characteristics of construction /material
  • tests of material properties at given speed up to 15 m/s
  • experimental measurements of construction stress- states

Section :
Transport structures (DS)
  • determination of concrete strength in various climatic comnditions, ultrasound diagnostic
  • construction material degradation (ageing, extreme temperatures)
  • research on longitudinal road unevenness
  • research on geotechnical properties (in full extent) 
  • non- destructive diagnostics of transport structures (georadar)

Section :
Transport means – rail vehicles (DP-KV)
  • research in the area of rail vehicles adhesion
  • research on wheel-rail contact measurement systems
  • research on adhesive and abrasive wear

Section :
Transport means – road vehicles (DP-SV)
  • research on driving dynamics and stability of vehicles
  • research on oils and lubricants
  • research on adhesive and deformation characteristics of tyres

Section :
Transport means– measurements and diagnostics     (DP-D)
  • measurements (force, acceleration, track, length, angle, stress)
  • research on suspension properties of vehicles
  • research on noise characteristic of vehicles

Section :
Transport means – electrical engineering, electronics and control systems (DP-E)
  • research on driving systems (engines)
  • research on combustion process and energy transfer on vehicles
  • research on vehicle driving structures
  • research on power engineeering and energy transfer onto a running vehicle

Section :
Materials and Mechanics (MM)
Specialization :
  • research on adhesive and abrasive  wear of materials
  • reasearch on mechanical properties of materials (including tensile shock and instrumented testing)
  • structure and phase analysis
  • research on makro and micro fractographic analysis