Course detail

Railway Substructure Theory

FAST-DN62Acad. year: 2018/2019

Students are introduced in details to the theory of static and dynamic design and estimation of railway substructure in seminars. Themes are focused on track upgrading with respect to speed and axle load increasing.

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

Structural mechanics, nonlinear mechanics, dynamics of civil structures, numerical mathematics, physics. Soil mechanics, stability analysis of slope, earth pressures, soil compaction, improvement of soil properties, stabilization. Railway structures, switches, railway track geometry components and alignment, design of railway tracks and stations.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.-3. Introduction and preparation of study literature.
4.-10. Seminars for appointed theme.
11.-13. Completion seminar thesis with appointed theme.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to deepen knowledge in railway substructure theory with respect to theme of PhD thesis.

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 D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1.-3. Introduction and preparation of study literature.
4.-10. Seminars for appointed theme.
11.-13. Completion seminar thesis with appointed theme.