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B. Tech
Railway, Bridges and Tunnel Engineering
(030040501)
5 th Semester
EFFECTIVE FROM June-2013
A. Prerequisite:
Fundamentals of Civil Engineering
B. Aim and Objective:
To study the different aspects about the railways, Bridge and tunnel
engineering and to be familiar with the working behaviour of these
C.
Subject Code: 030040501
Subject: Railway, Bridges and Tunnel Engineering
D.
Total:
52 Hrs.
[Lecture: 4
Tutorial: 0
Practical: 0]
E.
Detailed Syllabus:
Sr. No.
Weightage
Topic Name
(%)
1.
Railway
15
1.1
Introduction: History, Indian Railways, recent
developments.
1.2
Railway Track Gauge: Different gauges on Indian Railways,
change of gauge.
1.3
Alignment of Railway lines: Importance, Basic requirements
of an ideal alignment, selection of a good alignment.
1.4
Track and Track stresses: requirements. Forces acting on
Track, coning of wheels
2.
Components of railway and Geometric Design of Track
20
2.1
Rails: Functions, types of rails, Standard rail sections, Causes
of creep, Effects of creep, Measures to reduce creep.
2.2
Sleeper: Functions, requirements, types of sleepers, and
spacing of sleepers.
2.3
Ballast: Function, specifications of track ballast. Track fittings
Fittings and fastening
2.4
Geometric design of Track: Necessity for geometric design,
Details of geometric design of track, Design of Track,
elevation
3.
Geometric design of railway
15
3.1
Resistance to Traction: Resistance to-friction, wave action,
speed, track irregularity, wind, gradient, curvature, starting
and accelerating. Stress in rails, sleepers, ballast and
formation
3.2
Points and crossings: Important terms, track layouts and
sketches of turn out, diamond crossing, gauntletted track,
triangle, double junction, cross over-between two parallel
tracks with intermediate straight length, scissors cross over,
Single slip, Double slip, Gathering line.
3.3
Railway Stations and yards, Signalling and Interlocking
Purpose, facilities required at railway stations. Requirements
of station yard, Classification of Railway stations, Types of
Yards, objectives of signalling, classification of signals,
Interlocking
4.
Bridges
20
4.1
General: Site investigation, waterway calculations, scours
depth, afflux, economic span.
4.2
Classification: Classification of superstructures with respect
to structural behaviour and material used, types of
substructures, flooring joints, bridge bearings, movable
bridges, temporary bridges
5.
Construction methods and Maintenance of Bridges
15
5.1
Methods of erection of various types of bridges,
Superstructures and substructures
5.2
Testing and strengthening of bridges
6.
Tunnel Engineering
15
6.1
Necessity/Advantage of a tunnel, Classification of Tunnels,
Size and shape of a tunnel
6.2
Methods of Tunnelling in Hard Rock and Soft ground
F.
Modes of Transaction (i.e. Delivery)
1. Lectures /discussion method shall be fruitful. It should be supplemented with various
appropriate audio-visual aids.
2. Activity assignment or presentation shall be given to students.
G.
Teachers Activities/Practicum
The following activities should be carried out by the teachers:
1. Field Visit Regarding the subject
2. Presentation will be shown for the practical approach
H.
Student Activities/Practicum
The following activities may be carried out by the students:
1.
Solving assignments regarding the syllabus
I.
Text Books
1.
S.C. Saxena and S. P. Arora, A Text Book of Railway Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & Sons,
2.
New Delhi
S.P. Bindra, Principles and Practice of Bridge Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & Sons, New
Delhi
J.
Reference Books
1. Satish Chandra and M.M. Agrawal, Railway Engineering, Oxford University Press,
New Delhi
2. S.C. Saxena and S. P. Arora, A Text Book of Railway Engineering, Dhanpat Rai &
3. Sons, New Delhi
4. S.P. Bindra, Principles and Practice of Bridge Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & Sons, New
Delhi
5. S.C. Saxena, Tunnel Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & Sons, New Delhi
6. D.J. Victor, Essential of Bridge Engineering, Oxford & IBH Pub. Co. Ltd. Mumbai