Course detail

Railway Constructions I

FAST-CN001Acad. year: 2017/2018

Wheel – rail interface, wheelset and track dimensions, equivalent conicity, lateral movement of wheelset on straight track
Wheel – rail contact stresses, Hertz theory, adhesion and adhesion force, train resistances
Vehicle in curve, Vogel theory, Heumann theory, forces on wheelset, derailment condition
Track loads, vertical, lateral and longitudinal forces, influence of higher operation speed
Static track design, rail stresses, sleeper stresses, vertical stresses on ballast bed and formation, computer models
The rail, manufacturing, welding, testing and acceptance, rail failures, rail grinding
Theory of continuous welded rail. Longitudinal forces, stability of continuous welded rail.
Modern railway track structures.
Dynamic track design. Principles, simple dynamic model of track wheel interaction. Dynamic models of track, critical train velocity, dynamic response on vehicle, wheelset, transfer of vibrations between wheel and rail.
Switches and crossing, types, turnout parts. Geometry of set of switches and common crossings. Manufactured types and notation.
The single turnout, stock rail, switch rail (blade), common and crossings, sleepers, fastenings systems. Operating and locking systems. Crossings and slip points.
Turnout collections. Cross overs, junctions, sets of turnouts. Turnouts in curves.
High speed turnouts, development of new turnouts structures.

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student acquires skills in interaction between railway vehicle and track, static track design, switches, crossings and turnouts.

Prerequisites

Track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions, railway track design. Railway substructure, subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers, construction and shape of earth formation Railway superstructure and modern railway structure design

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Turnout collections, labelling. Single crossover in curve. High speed turnouts, development of new turnouts structures.
2. The single turnout, stock rail, switch rail (blade), common and crossings, bearers, locking device, fastenings systems. Sets of turnouts.
3. Wheel – rail interface, wheelset and track dimensions, equivalent conicity, lateral movement of wheelset on straight track.
4. Wheel – rail contact stresses, Hertz theory, adhesion and adhesion force, train resistances. Vogel theory, Heumann theory, forces on wheelset, derailment condition.
5. Static track design. Vertical stresses on ballast bed and formation and its deformation resistance. Climatic conditions.
6. Static track design, rail stresses, sleeper stresses.
7. Theory of continuous welded rail. Longitudinal forces, stability of continuous welded rail.
8. Dynamic track design.
9. Principles, simple dynamic model of track wheel interaction.
10. Dynamic models of track, critical train velocity, dynamic response on vehicle, wheelset, transfer of vibrations between wheel and rail.
11. The rail, assessment, defects and failures , grinding.
12. Permanent way on bridges. Continuous welded rail on bridges.
13. Railway temporary bridges.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of interaction between railway vehicle and track, static track design, switches, crossings and turnouts and to practise acquires knowledge and skills.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer