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Railroad Track Location, Construction and Maintenance

Course ID: 
RTE 302
Delivery Mode: 

Railroad track is one of the most critical components in railroad transportation. It is intended to give students a thorough understanding of all the track components and their structural roles. After this course, students will be able to design a railroad line based on economical, structural, and environmental considerations. They will also be exposed to regular railroad maintenance technologies. This course has a lecture session and a group discussion session during which topics related to railroad infrastructure will be discussed. Multiple field trips will be also arranged throughout the semester.

Topics covered include: 1) Introduction of Track, 2) Subgrade, Ballast, and Drainage, 3) Ties, 4) Rail, 5) F&OTMs, 6) Train Track Interaction, 7) Track Structural Design, 8) Special Track Works, 9) Track Location Process, 10) Track Standards and Regulations

Instructor of Record: 
Dr. Hai Huang