Rozelle - Sydney
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.
|Unit name||Track – Train Interactions|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
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1 x lecture 120 minutes weekly, 1 x tutorial 12 minutes weekly
AT1 4 x online quizzes 40%
AT2 Written report 60%
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