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.
|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|
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|Rozelle - Sydney||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify the types of turnouts, and their main components, which are commonly used in a suburban network
- List the applications, advantages and disadvantages of those types of turnouts
- Diagnose defects in those commonly used turnouts using applicable rail standards
- Explain why some characteristics of turnouts are stipulated in asset owner policies
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