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# Basic Railway Planning and Design

CE-INF3

1.0

## Offered by

Civil Engineering

## ECTS

5

### Prerequisites

For exchange/transfer students:
General admission requirements and CE-INF1 or similar knowledge.

### Main purpose

To prepare students to work with planning and design of railways.

### Knowledge

After completion of the course, the student must have the overall knowledge on key elements of railways.

### Skills

After completion of the course, the student must have the skills to:
• Explain and execute the geometrical design of an open line

### Competences

After completion of this course, the student must have the competences to:
• Explain the infrastructure elements of railways
• Describe elements in horizontal and vertical alignments, including switches and crossings
• Describe elements in a typical ballast track cross section
• Propose relevant designs of horizontal and vertical alignments, as well as, cross sections for an open line and a station
• Explain the gauge structure and fouling point
• Explain the terms cant excess, cant deficiency and ideal cant and describe how they are determined
• Propose a speed profile for a track alignment
• Calculate the running time of a train
• Propose and evaluate timetables for a railway section
• Explain the use of track engineering rules (requested-, standard and exceptional regulations) and railway norms (BN1-, BN2- and BN3-regulations), and define design criteria based on these.

### Teaching methods and study activities

4 lessons per week for 12 weeks will be implemented, corresponding to a 137.5-hour workload for the student.
Study activities are:
• Lectures taught in class
• Exercises, course work and consultation
• Self-study

Student Activity Model
CATEGORY 1 (Participation of lecturer and students, Initiated by the lecturer - 27%)
Comprises 48 lessons of 45 minutes (36 hours) varying between lectures, exercises, course assignments and tests
CATEGORY 2 (Participation of students, Initiated by the lecturer - 65%)
Homework, course assignments, self-study and preparation for tests (90.5 timer).
CATEGORY 3 (Participation of students, initiated by students - 8%)
Comprise freedom in choosing method to work with assignments, self-study, study groups and literature search (11 hours)
CATEGORY 4 (Participation of lecturer and students, initiated by students - 0%)

### Resources

• Railway norms and regulations
• Translated guidelines of railway norms and regulations
• Modern Railway Track

### Examination

Prerequisites:
None

Type of examination:
Students are graded based on course assignments (50%) and tests (50%) carried out during the course.

Allowed tools:
Not applicable

Re-exams:
Individual oral exam with an internal examiner. Exam is without preparation based upon a subject found by draw.

Any third exam is an individual oral exam with an internal examiner. Exam is without preparation based upon a subject found by draw, similar to the first re-exam.

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.

### Responsible

Katrine Steenbach

### Valid from

8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Civil Works