CE1356 – RAILWAY ENGINEERING

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CE1356  –   RAILWAY ENGINEERING    
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UNIT I   INTRODUCTION                                                        9
Role  of  Indian  railways  in  national  development  –  Permanent  way  its  components  and
their  functions  –  Types  of  rails  –  Rail  fastenings  –  Sleepers  –    Ballasts  –  Ballast  less
tracks.

UNIT II           TRACK ALIGNMENT                           9
Engineering surveys for track alignment – Obligatory points – Conventional methods –
Modern methods – EDM – Remote sensing – GIS – GPS – Track in cutting – Track on
embankments.

UNIT III          GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF TRACKS                                                    9
Gradients  –  Grade  compensation  –  Super-elevation  –  Widening  of  gauges  in  curves  –
Transition curves – Vertical curves.

UNIT IV          TRACK CONSTRUCTION                                                                     9
Points  and  crossings  –  Turnouts  –  Signalling  –  Interlocking  and  track  circuiting  –
Construction – Conventional and modern methods – Materials used.

UNIT V           MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION                     9
Track  drainage  –  Track  modernization  –  Automated  maintenance  and  upgrading  –  Lay
outs of railway stations and yards – Rolling stock – Tractive power – Track resistance –
Level crossings.

            Total: 45
TEXT BOOK
1.        Saxena  Subhash,  C.  and  Satyapal  Arora,  A.,  “Course  in  Railway  Engineering”,
Dhanpat Rai and Sons, 2003. 
2.        Agarwal,  M..M  ,and    Chandra.S.,  “Railway  Engineering”,  Oxford  University
Press,2008.

REFERENCES
1.        Rangwala, “Railway Engineering”, Charotar Publishing House, 2007.
2.        Gupta,  B.L.  and  Amit  Gupta,  ,  “Railway  Engineering”,  Standard  Publishers   
Distributors,2005
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