Rozelle - Sydney
In JEE151 Fundamentals of Track Engineering you learned about the various components from which track is constructed. However, simply knowing about these components will not enable you to have any meaningful insight into the complex interactions between each of those components, nor how to manipulate them for effective design of a track’s structure. Neither does that knowledge mean you know how the alignment of the track is selected to ensure trains can traverse the track safely and speedily. Design of railway tracks requires you to have some understanding of track alignment issues and requires you to build on your knowledge of track components. Those components influence each other significantly but they also have limitations in carrying forces applied by passing trains or by environmental factors. The unit also provides some further foundation knowledge to enable you to understand the forces of interaction between the track and trains that will be explored later in the unit Track Defects and Track-train Interaction.
|Unit name||Track Design and Construction|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Semester 1||Off-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify the important features of track alignment to ensure safe operation of trains
- Describe and explain the relationship between track and train dimensions, alignment and transit to ensure safe clearances between trains and the surrounding infrastructure
- Undertake basic design of a ballast track structure for efficient use of railway business resources in building an maintaining track
- Describe the process of rail and sleeper selection for safe cost-effective track design and maintenance
- Identify and apply the key influences affecting lateral track stability to help avoid train derailments
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (33%)|Data analysis (33%)|Design/drawing (34%)|
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