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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
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0115
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 (P110-0115) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2012, semester 1, optional course
BIMA140 (P110-0115) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015, semester 1, optional course,
BIMA140 (P110-0115) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, optional course,
DFMCE-160 (P630-0129) 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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