227-0452/01 – Superstructure and Substructure (ŽSS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Transport ConstructionsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Miloslav Řezáč, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Miloslav Řezáč, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HUD58 Ing. Leopold Hudeček, Ph.D.
MAL532 Ing. Tomáš Malý
REZ57 doc. Ing. Miloslav Řezáč, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the railway superstructure and substructure and to practice the acquired knowledge and skills. The course follows and also extends the knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor courses of study. Students gain wider knowledge in structural design and diagnostics of Railway. Graduating student is able to describe and solve problems such as construction of superstructure, assess the resistance elements of rail tracks, design and assessment sleeper subsoil and other buildings substructure. The student acquires the skill to formulate problems, build design solutions, applying knowledge and skills in problem solving in the field of railway construction.

Teaching methods

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Summary

This course continues the subject of undergraduate study railway construction and extends student's knowledge of new concepts from the area of rail track in the area of theoretical and practical applications. It deepens the theoretical knowledge and familiar with their application for structural elements of the superstructure, substructure, as well as new features associated with building high-speed lines and modernization of railways and the building of railways in the special conditions (effects of mining activities, flood plains).

Compulsory literature:

- ESVELD, Coenraad. Modern railway track. 2nd ed. Zaltbommel: MRT Productions, c2001. ISBN 90-800324-3-3. - Practical Guide To Railway Engineering, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), 2003. - TZANAKAKIS, Konstantinos. The railway track and its long term behaviour: a handbook for a railway track of high quality. Berlin: Springer, c2013. ISBN 978-3-642-36050-3.

Recommended literature:

- EEN ISO 3095 Railway applications – Acoustics – Measurement of noise emitted by railbound vehicles. - EN 16272-3-2 Railway applications — Track — Noise barriers and related devices acting on airborne sound propagation — Test method for determining the acoustic performance — Part 3-2: Normalized railway noise spectrum and single number ratings for direct field applications. - EN 16272-6 Railway applications — Track — Noise barriers and related devices acting on airborne sound propagation — Test method for determining the acoustic performance — Part 6: Intrinsic characteristics — In situ values of airborne sound insulation under direct sound field conditions. - EN 15273-1:2013 - Railway applications – Gauges – Part 1: General – Common rules for infrastructure and rolling stock - EN 13848-6:2013 - Railway applications - Track — Track geometry quality — Part 6: Characterisation of track geometry quality

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous elaboration and submission of individually assigned programs in the required deadline and quality.

E-learning

Other requirements

At least 70% attendance at the exercises. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides to recognize the reason for the excuse). Tasks assigned on the exercises must be hand in within the dates set by the teacher.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Theoretical foundations - track, rail vehicle operating load tracks - Methods of calculating the bearing capacity of the railway superstructure, course load bearing capacity and assessment of the individual elements of railway superstructure - Geometric and structural parameters of the track - Construction of adhesive track and the cog track, tools for increasing of the track stability - Switches, crossings - Special structures in the track (check rail, protective tracks) - Structural adjustment at level crossings, bridges, cleaning and browsing pits, rail scales and rail brakes - Continuous welded track - theoretical foundations, progressions the stresses, conditions for setting - Diagnostics of railway superstructure (inspections, manual measurements, measuring vehicles, non-destructive testing) - Construction of the railway superstructure of tramway and metro - Construction of special tracks (funicular railways, crane ways, mining tracks) - Principles of design and implementation of railway infrastructure development in conditions affected by mining activity and floodplains - Solid figure of railway substructure - Construction of sleeper subsoil and railway substructure, protection of slopes, the transition the railway substructure on bridges - Drainage of railway lines and stations, drainage structures and equipment (culverts, inverted siphons, siphon tubes, overflows, chutes). Buildings of railway substructure. Protective equipment and buildings.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: At least 70% attendance at the exercises. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides to recognize the reason for the excuse).

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2020/2021 (N0732A260011) Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions DOS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0732A260011) Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions DOS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0732A260011) Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions DOS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0732A260011) Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions DOS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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