Course Details

Transportation Structures

Academic Year 2024/25

NNB017 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-GK Winter Semester 2nd year

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4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Transport terminology, basic terms, strategy and development of transport in the Czech Republic according to EU. 2. Transport infrastructure and its relation to EU. 3. Development of world railway network. Development and characteristics of railway network within the Czech territory, organizing and maintenance structure of Czech Railways. 4. The basic division of railway structures. Track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions, track alignment design parameters for tilting trains. 5. Geodesic survey of the spatial position of rail tracks, optimization tasks of rail spatial position, alignment and assurance of rail spatial position. 6. Track clearances, axial distances of rail tracks. 7. Rail switch construction. Subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers – basic terms. 8. Construction of rail superstructure. 9. Urban rail transport. 10. Characteristics of railway and highway network within CR, urban communications and airports, integrated transportation systems. Categories of roads and highways, local transport communications, detaching and parking areas. 11. Routes of road communication, horizontal and vertical alignment, change of lateral declination. 12. Width arrangement of land communications. Earth object and draining. Road and its construction. Safety devices. 13. Data collection for automatic projecting, projecting line structures with the help of computer techniques.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Rail track gauge 2. Gauge widening. 3. Cant, distance-related cant gradient, time-related cant gradient, cant deficiency. 4. Specifying of the design of a section double track line. 5. Calculations of track layout of a circular curve with transition curves. 6. Reverse curves. 7. Transition curves connecting two circular curves. 8. Compound curves. 9. Vertical track alignment. 10.-12.. Drawings elaboration. 13. Submitting of the design of a section of double track line.