Courses & Units

Track Design JEE155

Rozelle - Sydney

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Track Design and Construction
Unit code JEE155
Credit points 12.5
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
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
039907 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Requisites

Prerequisites

JEE151

Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (33%)|Data analysis (33%)|Design/drawing (34%)
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Textbooks

Required

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