Course Details

Railway Substructure Theory

Academic Year 2022/23

DNB019 course is part of 4 study plans

DKC-K Winter Semester 1st year

DPC-K Winter Semester 1st year

DKA-K Winter Semester 1st year

DPA-K Winter Semester 1st year

Students are introduced in details to the theory of static and dynamic design and estimation of railway substructure in seminars. Themes are focused on track upgrading with respect to speed and axle load increasing.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Otto Plášek, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions

Objective

The objective of the subject is to deepen knowledge in railway substructure theory with respect to theme of PhD thesis.

Syllabus

1. Introduction and preparation of study literature.
2.-6. Introductory lectures.
7.–10. Seminars for an appointed theme.
11.–13. Completion seminar thesis with the appointed theme.

Prerequisites

Structural mechanics, nonlinear mechanics, dynamics of civil structures, numerical mathematics, physics.
Soil mechanics, stability analysis of slope, earth pressures, soil compaction, improvement of soil properties, stabilization.
Railway structures, switches, railway track geometry components and alignment, design of railway tracks and stations.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

8 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

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/253594

Lecture

13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Introduction and preparation of study literature.
2.-6. Introductory lectures.
7.–10. Seminars for an appointed theme.
11.–13. Completion seminar thesis with the appointed theme.