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TBA4225 - Railway Engineering, Basic Course

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 60/100
Assignment/thesis 40/100

Course content

The course will be an introduction to the railway engineering and rail infrastructures and their impacts on the society and on the environment. The course will focus on alignment, track geometry, superstructure and substructure components, switches, Railway planning and capacity, electrotechnical installations (power supply and signalling control system) together with operation and maintenance of railway.

Learning outcome

Knowledge The candidate should have knowledge of: - fundamental principles for railway engineering - basic track geometry parameters - railway superstructure and substructure components - operation and maintenance aspects of railway system - railway electrotechnical installations - environmental and societal impact of railway infrastructure. Skills The candidate is able to: - design the track geometry for a railway line - identify right components in the superstructure on the basis of traffic load - do basic calculations of capacity on a railway section. General competence The candidate can: - understand the influence of railway transportations in the society - the construction of the railway infrastructure - the cooperation/interaction between infrastructure owner and traffic companies - the philosophy of railway safety.

Learning methods and activities

Physical (digital) lectures + 1 computer lab

Compulsory assignments

  • Execises
  • Novapoint training

Further on evaluation

60% digital examination + 40% compulsory work

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Previous knowledge on Engineering mechanics and solid mechanics

Course materials

Collection of presentation slides and published materials. An electronic version of a compendia by Norwegian National Rail Administration (in Norwegian), or part of it may also be available.

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)
  • Urban Design and Planning
  • Building and construction technology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Machine Design
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Railway Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Landscape Planning
  • Technological subjects

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

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

Release
2021-11-01

Submission
2021-11-26


08:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home exam 60/100

Release
2021-11-29

Submission
2021-11-29


09:00


13:00

INSPERA
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.
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