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Course detail

Railway Structures 1

Course unit code: FAST-BN001
Academic year: 2017/2018
Type of course unit: compulsory
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 3
Semester: summer
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
A student acquires skills in railway track geometry components and alignment, railway track design and subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Prerequisites:
Geodesy in Civil Engineering, coordinate systems, geodetic computations, measurement of directions and angles, distance measurements, height systems, height measurements, setting out of buildings, roads and railways, maps Soil mechanics, classification of soils for engineering purposes, shear strength of soils, stresses in soils. Strength and elasticity of materials, basic principles of structural mechanics. Basic terms, division of railway structures. Track alignment design parameters and its spatial position – basic terms.
Co-requisites:
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
Railway track geometry components and alignment, rail track gauge, cant and twist, horizontal and vertical track alignment, track alignment design parameters for operation of tilting body trains
Geodetic surveying of track layout, track layout optimization problems, geodetic layout and fixing of rail track alignment.
Clearances. The centre line distances in open track and in railway stations. Routing of railway lines, railway track design.
Subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers – basic terms. Ballast bed and formation – bearing capacity, stress distribution, types and design of railway substructure, construction layers.
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. Railway track geometry components and track alignment design parameters within operation speed 160 km/h. Rail track gauge and gauge widening.
2. Cant, distance-related cant gradient, time-related cant gradient, cant deficiency.
3. Horizontal track alignment. Transition curves.
4. Nonlinear transition curves.
5. Compound curves. Transition curves connecting two circular curves. Reverse curves.
6. Vertical track alignment, gradients, vertical curves.
7. Track alignment design parameters for operation of tilting body trains.
8. Routing of railway lines, railway track design.
9. Geodetic surveying of track layout, track layout optimization problems.
10. Geodetic layouts and fixing of rail track alignment.
11. Clearances. The centre line distances in open track and in railway stations.
Aims:
The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of railway track geometry components and alignment, railway track design and subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers 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.

Type of course unit:

Lecture: 26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Ing. Otto Plášek, Ph.D.
seminars: 26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Ing. Otto Plášek, Ph.D.

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