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TBA4222 - Advanced Railway Technology

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 60/100 1 hours D
Exercises 40/100

Course content

Geometric design and speed optimisation, vehicle and track dynamics, vehicle ride comfort, track irregularities and damage mechanisms, derailment safety, structural design, interaction between rolling stock and track, risk and reliability and capacity.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

  • traffic loading estimates and structural analysis for track superstructure
  • interaction between rolling stock and the track
  • new developments of tracks for high speed train
  • the dynamic properties of track components

Skills:

  • perform geometric design of track alignment by use of computer tools such as NovaPoint software
  • make speed calculations on the basis of track geometry and train parameters
  • design the track superstructure and select appropriate track components
  • select proper ballast material and ballast gradation
  • perform traffic capacity calculations for simple and complex situations

General competence:

  • the principles for geometric design of railway tracks
  • understand the railway system at the different levels and appreciate the different professional skills needed
  • good judgment of track superstructure layer thickness and components material selection
  • design the track alignment using computer tools
  • traffic capacity for single and double track, in stations and junctions

Learning methods and activities

Physical (digital) lectures + 1 computer lab + student seminars

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The course assessment includes an oral examination (60%) and compulsory work (40%). The results for the parts are assigned a letter grade. All parts of the assessment must be passed in order to be awarded a passing grade for the course. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Knowledge of Basic railway engineering equivalent to TBA4225 or similar is a mandatory requirement.

Course materials

Collection of lecture slides and published materials, handbooks and computer programs.

More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Building and Construction Engineering
  • Building and construction technology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Railway Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Exercises 40/100

Release
2021-11-01

Submission
2021-11-19


08:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100 D 2021-12-07 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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