CE1303 Railways, Docks & Harbours and Airports Syllabus

CE1303 RAILWAYS, AIRPORTS AND DOCKS & HARBOURS 4 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
This course imparts the students knowledge of planning, design, construction and maintenance of railway tracks. The students acquire proficiency in the application of modern techniques such as GIS, GPS and remote sensing in Railway Engineering. The student develops skills on airport planning and design with the prime focus on runway and taxiway geometrics. Students become conversant with the definition, purpose, location and materials of coastal structures such as piers, breakwaters, wharves, jetties, quays and spring fenders. The students acquire knowledge on site investigation for location and planning of harbours.

1. RAILWAY PLANNING AND DESIGN 12
Role of Indian Railways in National Development - Engineering
Surveys for Track Alignment – Obligatory points - Conventional and Modern methods (Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS, EDM and other equipments)
Permanent Way, its Components and Functions of each Component:
Rails - Types of Rails, Rail Fastenings, Concept of Gauges, Coning of Wheels, Creeps and kinks
Sleepers – Functions, Materials, Density
Ballasts – Functions, Materials, Ballastless Tracks
Geometric Design of Railway Tracks – Gradients and Grade Compensation, Super-Elevation, Widening of Gauges in Curves, Transition Curves, Horizontal and Vertical Curves (Derivations of Formulae and Problems)

2. RAILWAY TRACK CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION 12
Points and Crossings - Design of Turnouts, Working Principle
Signalling, Interlocking and Track Circuiting
Construction & Maintenance – Conventional, Modern methods and Materials, Track Drainage
Track Modernisation– Automated maintenance and upgrading, Technologies, Re-laying of Track,
Lay outs of Railway Stations and Yards, Rolling Stock, Tractive Power, Track Resistance, Level Crossings

3. AIRPORT PLANNING AND DESIGN 12
Advantages and Limitations of Air Transport, Components of Airports
Airport Planning – Air traffic potential, Site Selection, Design of Components, Cost Estimates, Evaluation and Institutional arrangements
Runway Design- Orientation, Cross wind Component, Wind rose Diagram (Problems), Geometric Design and Corrections for Gradients (Problems), Drainage
Taxiway Design – Geometric Design Elements, Minimum Separation Distances, Design Speed,
Airport Drainage
Airport Zoning - Clear Zone, Approach Zone, Buffer Zone, Turning Zone, Clearance over Highways and Railways

4. AIRPORT LAYOUTS, VISUAL AIDS, AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 12
Airport Layouts – Apron, Terminal Building, Hangars, Motor Vehicle Parking Area and
Circulation Pattern, Case studies of Airport Layouts
Airport Buildings – Primary functions, Planning Concept, Principles of Passenger Flow, Passenger Facilities
Visual Aids – Runway and Taxiway Markings, Wind Direction Indicators, Runway and Taxiway Lightings
Air Traffic Control – Basic Actions, Air Traffic Control Network
Helipads, Hangars, Service Equipments.

5. HARBOUR ENGINEERING & OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORT 12
Definition of Terms - Harbours, Ports, Docks, Tides and Waves, Littoral Drift, Sounding, Area, Depth, Satellite Ports
Requirements and Classification of Harbours
Site Selection & Selection Investigation – Speed of water, Dredging, Range of Tides, Waves and Tidal Currents, Littoral Transport with Erosion and Deposition, Soundings, Anchoring Grounds, Geological Characteristics, Winds & Storms, Position and Size of Shoals
Shore Considerations- Proximity to Towns/Cities, Utilities, Construction Materials, Coast Lines
Dry and Wet Docks,, Planning and Layouts
Entrance, Position of Light Houses, Navigating
Terminal Facilities – Port Buildings, Warehouse, Transit Sheds, Inter-modal Transfer Facilities, Mooring Accessories, Navigational Aids
Coastal Structures- Piers, Breakwaters, Wharves, Jetties, Quays, Spring Fenders
Coastal Shipping, Inland Water Transport and Container Transportation.
Pipe Ways, Rope Ways,


TOTAL : 60

TEXT BOOKS
1. Saxena Subhash C and Satyapal Arora, A Course in Railway Engineering, Dhanpat Rai and Sons, Delhi, 1998.
2. Khanna S K, Arora M G and Jain S S, Airport Planning and Design, Nemchand and Brothers, Roorkee, 1994.
3. S P Bindra, A Course in Docks and Harbour Engineering, Dhanpat Rai and Sons, New Delhi, 1993.

REFERENCES
1. Rangwala, Railway Engineering, Charotar Publishing House, 1995.
2. Rangwala, Airport Engineering, Charotar Publishing House, 1996.
3. Oza and Oza, “A course in Docks & Harbour Engineering”.
4. J.S. Mundrey, “A course in Railway Track Engineering”.
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