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Basic Railway Planning and Design

Code

CE-INF3

Version

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.

Topics

 

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

Evaluation

 

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 criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.

Additional information

 

Responsible

Katrine Steenbach

Valid from

8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Civil Works

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