Course detail

Mechanization and Realization of Railway Structures

FAST-BN052Acad. year: 2018/2019

Construction of transport structures, fundamentals of track technologies. Construction demands and parameters of track machines. Hand-held equipment for maintenance of rails, sleepers, rail fastening, for justification geometry components and track alignment, other hand-held equipment.
Geometry deterioration, reasons and remedial actions.
Special vehicles for person transport and material transport. Machines for removing of snow and vegetation.
Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway superstructure (ballast cleaners, tamping machines, machines for sleeper replacing, ballast regulators). Ballast bed compacting machines and dynamic track stabilizer.
Welding machines, rail grinding machines, rail reprofiling machines. Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway substructure.
Measuring and diagnostic systems. Complete technology for track maintenance and renewal. Organization of track maintenance and possesions.

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student is introduced works, which is comonly used in railway tracks. The student acquires knowledges about mechanisms used during these works. The student also acquires do technological procedure of works. The student is also introduced in maintanance of ralway tracks. The student is introduced in reneval and maintanance of switches and crossings too.

Prerequisites

Basic terms, division of railway structures, track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions – basic terms, railway track design, subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers

Co-requisites

Concrete bridges, steel bridges, tunnels

Recommended optional programme components

A student can attend conferences, workshops or excursions focused on railway structures.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching is kept in a form lectures, seminars and individual consultations. The students work is completed by specified individual work, work assigned for individual study with the active participation of students and students work with LMS Moodle. Excursions to the construction sites or to manufacturers are organized.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course is completed with a credit and exam. Acquisition of the credit is conditional on attendance, delivery of a design of technological procedure of works of particular track section.
Exam is practical verification knowledges of commonly used machines and technological procedures of works.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Construction of transport structures, fundamentals of track technologies.
2. Hand-held equipment for maintenance of rails, sleepers, rail fastening, justification geometry components and track alignment, other hand-held equipment.
3. Geometry deterioration, reasons and remedial actions.
4. Special vehicles for person transport and material transport. Machines for removing of snow and vegetation.
5. Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway superstructure, ballast cleaners.
6. Tamping machines, machines for sleeper replacing, ballast regulators.
7. Compacting machines for ballast bed and dynamic track stabilizer.
8. Welding machines, rail grinding machines, rail reprofiling machines.
9. Organization of track maintenance and possesions.
10. Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway substructure.
11. Measuring and diagnostic systems. Complete technology for track maintenance and renewal.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of construction of transport structures, fundamentals of track technologies, machines, measuring and diagnostic systems 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-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Construction of transport structures, fundamentals of track technologies.
2. Hand-held equipment for maintenance of rails, sleepers, rail fastening, justification geometry components and track alignment, other hand-held equipment.
3. Geometry deterioration, reasons and remedial actions.
4. Special vehicles for person transport and material transport. Machines for removing of snow and vegetation.
5. Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway superstructure, ballast cleaners.
6. Tamping machines, machines for sleeper replacing, ballast regulators.
7. Compacting machines for ballast bed and dynamic track stabilizer.
8. Welding machines, rail grinding machines, rail reprofiling machines.
9. Organization of track maintenance and possesions.
10. Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway substructure.
11. Measuring and diagnostic systems. Complete technology for track maintenance and renewal.

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Construction of transport structures, fundamentals of track technologies.
2. Hand-held equipment for maintenance of rails, sleepers, rail fastening, justification geometry components and track alignment, other hand-held equipment.
3. Geometry deterioration, reasons and remedial actions.
4. Special vehicles for person transport and material transport. Machines for removing of snow and vegetation.
5. Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway superstructure, ballast cleaners.
6. Tamping machines, machines for sleeper replacing, ballast regulators.
7. Compacting machines for ballast bed and dynamic track stabilizer.
8. Welding machines, rail grinding machines, rail reprofiling machines.
9. Organization of track maintenance and possesions.
10. Machines for maintenance and renewal of railway substructure.
11. Measuring and diagnostic systems. Complete technology for track maintenance and renewal.