Rozelle - Sydney
Turnouts, switches and crossings allow a train to go from one track to another in the train’s path through the often multifaceted web of tracks in a modern railway system. Turnouts, therefore, are critically important and expensive items of infrastructure. They are subjected to very high forces and must be designed, installed, and maintained with great care. They are complex devices with unique operating characteristics, and in which distinctive types of defects occur.
|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|
* 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).
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Identify the types of turnouts, and their main components, which are commonly used in a suburban network.
2. List the applications, advantages and disadvantages of those types of turnouts.
3. Diagnose defects in those commonly used turnouts using applicable rail standards.
4. Explain why some characteristics of turnouts are stipulated in asset owner policies.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution||Grandfathered Student Contribution||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution||Domestic Full Fee|
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1 x lecture 120 minutes weekly, 1 x tutorial 120 minutes weekly
AT1 Online quiz 30%
AT2 Short answer written responses 30%
AT3 Online discussion forum 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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