TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING II
Module – I (10 Hours)
History of Indian Railways, Component parts of railway track, Problems of multi gauge
system, Wheel and axis arrangements, Coning of wheels, Various resistances and their
evaluation, hauling capacity and tractive effort, stresses in rail, sleepers, ballast and
formation. Permanent way component parts :, wear and failure in rails, Rail joints, bearing
plates, anti-creep devices, check and guard rails, Ballast requirements, Specifications,
Formation, Cross-section, drainage.
Module – II (10 Hours)
Geometric design : Alignment, horizontal curves, super elevation, equilibrium cant and cant
deficiency, Length of transition curves, Gradients and grade compensation, vertical curves.
Point and Crossing : Design of simple turn out, various types of track junction and their
Module – III (10 Hours)
Signalling and interlocking : Control of train movement and monitoring, types of signals,
principles of interlocking. Air Transport Development : Airport scenario in India – Stages of
development, Aircraft characteristics, airport planning, site selection, Obstruction and zoning
laws, Imaginary surfaces, Approach zones and turning zones.
Module – IV (10 Hours) Runways and Taxiway design : Elements of runway, orientation and
configuration, Basic runway length and corrections, Geometric elements design, Taxiway
design, Main and exit taxiway, Separation clearance, Holding aprons, Typical airport layouts,
Terminal building, gate position. Visual Aids and Air Traffic Control : Airport making and
lighting, Airway and airport traffic control, Instrumental landing systems and Air navigation
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