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Course detail

Railway Structures 2

Course unit code: FAST-BN002
Academic year: 2017/2018
Type of course unit: compulsory
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 4
Semester: winter
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
A student acquires skills in construction and shape of earth formation, railway superstructure and subdivision and modern railway structure design.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Prerequisites:
Soil mechanics, stability analysis of slope, earth pressures, soil compaction, improvement of soil properties, stabilization. Strength and elasticity of materials, basic principles of structural mechanics. Railway track design and subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers
Co-requisites:
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
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.
Construction and shape of earth formation, earth formation drainage, diagnostic methods and assessment, failures and repair works. Earth formation – embankments, cuttings and combinations, earth formation slope and its protection
Geological and geophysical prospecting, repairing works, diagnostic methods, improving of bearing capacity and stability of railway earth formation
Railway superstructure, structure development, rails, rail joints, sleepers, ballast bed, rail fastening systems.
Construction of continuous welded rail, rail welding methods, continuous welded rail maintenance.
Switches and crossing, types, turnout parts. Terms, 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, connection of parallel track.
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. Subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers – basic terms, types and design of railway substructure.
2. Design of construction layers in compliance with SŽDC S4 regulation, DORNII method, protection against frost.
3. Geosynthetics. Improved and stabilized soils. Earth formation.
4. Earth formation slope and its stability. Protection of embankments and cuts. Earth formation drainage.
5. Diagnostic methods and assessment, failures and repair works.
6. Railway superstructure, structure development, rails.
8. Assembly of rail joints. Sleepers.
9. Construction of continuous welded rail, rail welding methods. Continuous welded rail maintenance.
10. Rail fastening systems.
11. Switches and crossing, types, turnout parts. Terms, geometry of set of switches and common crossings. Manufactured types and notation.
12. The single turnout, stock rail, switch rail (blade), common and crossings, sleepers, fastenings systems. Operating and locking systems. Crossings and slip points.
13. Turnout collections. Cross overs, connection of parallel track.
Aims:
The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of Construction and shape of earth formation, railway superstructure and subdivision and modern railway structure design 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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