Course detail

Selected Chapters on Railway Structures 1 (DST)

FAST-CN051Acad. year: 2017/2018

Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships. Traffic assessment. City public transport in Czech Republic.
METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design paramaters. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment. Railway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
Level crossing, terminology, design and outlook fields. Recent types.
High speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities. Track geometry.
Railway superstructure and substructure on HST. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with ballasted track. Construction and maintenance HST.
Non-classic railway lines

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student acquires skills in urban railway transport, high speed tracks and non-classic railway lines.

Prerequisites

Basic terms, division of railway structures. Track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions. Railway track design. 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. Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships.
2. Traffic assessment. City public transport in Czech Republic.
3. METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
4. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
5. Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
6. Tramway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
7. Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
8. Level crossing, terminology, design and outlook fields. Recent types.
9. High speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities.
10. High speed tracks, track alignment design parameters.
11. Railway superstructure and substructure on high speed tracks. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures.
12. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with ballasted track. Construction and maintenance of high speed tracks.
13. Non-classic railway lines

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of urban railway transport, high speed tracks and non-classic railway lines 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 B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer