Course Details

Selected Chapters on Railway Structures 1 (DST)

Academic Year 2022/23

BNA007 course is part of 2 study plans

BPC-MI Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIK Summer Semester 1st year

Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships. Traffic assessment. City public transport in the Czech Republic.
METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment. Railway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
High-speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities. Track geometry.
Railway superstructure and substructure on HST. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with the ballasted track. Construction and maintenance HST.
Non-classic railway lines

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Otto Plášek, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions

Objective

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of urban railway transport, high speed tracks and non-classic railway lines and to practise acquires knowledge and skills.

Knowledge

A student acquires skills in urban railway transport, high speed tracks and non-classic railway lines.

Syllabus

1. Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships.
2. Traffic assessment. City public transport in the Czech Republic.
3. METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
4. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
5. Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
6. Tramway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
7. Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
8. High-speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities.
9. High-speed tracks, track alignment design parameters.
10. Railway superstructure and substructure on high-speed tracks.
11. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures.
12. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with the ballasted track. Construction and maintenance of high-speed tracks.
13. Non-classic railway lines

Prerequisites

Basic terms, the division of railway structures. Track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions. Railway track design.
Subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers, construction and shape of the earth formation
Railway superstructure and modern railway structure design

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

4 credits

Semester

summer

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/255329

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships.
2. Traffic assessment. City public transport in the Czech Republic.
3. METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
4. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
5. Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
6. Tramway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
7. Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
8. High-speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities.
9. High-speed tracks, track alignment design parameters.
10. Railway superstructure and substructure on high-speed tracks.
11. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures.
12. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with the ballasted track. Construction and maintenance of high-speed tracks.
13. Non-classic railway lines

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Specifying of the first project, guidelines to draw up.
2. Guidelines to a design of the assembly of turnout in a curve with cant.
3. Longitudinal profile of particular tracks and rails.
4. Format and content of drawings – setting out the drawing.
5. Submitting of the first project.
6. Specifying of the project of a tramways junction.
7. Design of tramway switches and crossings.
8. Changes of track axes distances.
9. Technical report.
10.–12. Consultation on the project.
13. Submitting of the second projects, credit.