Railway, Bridge and Tunnel Engineering (2160603)  

4
Credit
3 + 1 + 0
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
30 + 0 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite
Nil
Rationale
Railway is important mode of surface transportation. Railways are economic for the long distance transportation of passengers and freight on the land. India has the second largest Railway network in the world. At present in the India, the share of goods transportation in railway is reduced than the roadways. There is a very good scope of developing high speed trains and special corridors for freight transportation in India. Bridges and Tunnels are essential to provide safe and economic passage over/through obstructions to railway or road corridor. The study of this subject provides necessary knowledge of railway track, its component parts, geometric design, points and crossings, stations and yards, signaling and control system, maintenance, modern development and safety in railways. It also provides knowledge of types of bridges, bridge super structure and sub structure, loads acting on bridges, bridge hydrology, bridge maintenance, tunnel alignment, tunnel construction in different types of grounds, tunnel - ventilation, lining, safety and lighting.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
1. Know about railway track components, their materials, size, function and importance
2. Carry out geometric design of railway track
3. Know about various components in diverging, merging and crossings of railway tracks, stations, yards, signaling, interlocking and control systems.
4. Know about requirements of railway track for high speed trains, safety aspects and maintenance.
5. Understand about different types of bridges, their components, loads/stresses acting on bridges, requirement and function of the components, hydrological design, methods of erection, maintenance of bridges.
6. Understand about importance, types, methods of construction, mucking, ventilation, lining and lighting in Tunnels.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.