BCE308-TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING-II (3-1-0) CR-04
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,
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)
Signaling 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 aids.
Text books :
1. Railway Engineering, M.M. Agrawal, Prabha & Co., New Delhi
2. A Text Book of Railway Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & Sons
3. Railway Track Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill Book Co.
4. Airport Planning & design by S.K.Khanna, M.G. Arora & S.S.Jain- Nemchand & Bros.