Courses & Units

Track – Train Interactions JEE153

Rozelle - Sydney

Introduction

The major causes of deterioration in railway tracks are the forces generated between the train and the tracks at the point where the train wheel rests on the rail. Knowing what generates those forces, how those forces can be manipulated, and the consequences of poor attention to maintenance of the wheel-rail interface, are crucial to your effective contribution to track engineering.

Summary

Unit name Track – Train Interactions
Unit code JEE153
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator

Mark Symes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Define and describe the dynamic interaction between trains and track.
2. Explain the causes of forces between train and track and how to control them.
3. Calculate the key static and dynamic forces at the wheel-rail interface.
4. Evaluate the effects of track characteristics on those forces.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution Grandfathered Student Contribution Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution Domestic Full Fee
039907 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,798.0

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x lecture 120 minutes weekly, 1 x tutorial 12 minutes weekly

Assessment

AT1 4 x online quizzes 40%

AT2 Written report 60%

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Textbooks

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