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Rail Traffic

Module name (EN): Rail Traffic
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015
Module code: BIMA140
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIMA140 Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2012, semester 1, optional course
BIMA140 Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015, semester 1, optional course,
BIMA140 Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, optional course,
DFMCE-160 Civil Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 1, mandatory course,
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Cypra
Dipl.-Ing. Marina Fritzsche
Dipl.-Ing. Günter Koch
Dipl.-Ing. Ulrike Sieren

[updated 22.03.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ have acquired the technical competence to design systems for rail-bound traffic and implement them in practical designs.
_ be able to apply the special features characteristic for the operation of such transport systems and the legal principles, as well as the scientific findings to practice-oriented problems.

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Module content:
_ Overview of rail-bound transportation systems
_ Legal principles, definitions
_ Designing railway systems in terms of their position and elevation  (driving dynamics, routing, switches, railway crossings)
_ Operational infrastructure
_ Dimensioning the superstructure
_ Technical equipment (signalling systems, overhead line, block division)
_ Planning for railways (HOAI, approval procedure, tender)

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Recommended or required reading:
EBO: Eisenbahn Bau- und Betriebsordnung mit Kommentar von Thoma, Dr.-Ing. Alfons, Hestra Verlag;
Fiedler: Bahnwesen, Werner-Verlag
Matthews, Volker: Bahnbau, Vieweg + Teubner- Verlag
Schiemann, Wolfgang: Schienenverkehrstechnik, Vieweg + Teubner- Verlag

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