Rozelle - Sydney
There are many types of defects which inevitably occur in railway track, and identifying and rectifying those defects is what maintenance is all about. The most critical defects occur within the steel rails and insufficient awareness of such defects has led to many train disasters over the decades. Knowing how to detect and classify track defects and applying good maintenance process is essential in track engineering as is the knowledge of how those defects may affect the longevity of track components. Planning and managing maintenance needs careful attention to ensure the safety and operational requirements of the railway are sustained, while at the same time keeping costs to a realistic minimum.
|Unit name||Track Defects and Maintenance|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Mr Mark Symes|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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|Rozelle - Sydney||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify track defects and their effects on the life of the track
- Describe rail defects and how risks are mitigated using methods of detection and maintenance
- Identify operations for maintaining rails and special trackwork
- Outline the management of track defect and maintenance incidents
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|Assessment||Report (60%)|Short essay questions (40%)|
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