Railway Substructure Theory
FAST-DNB019Acad. year: 2020/2021
Students are introduced in details to the theory of static and dynamic design and estimation of railway substructure in seminars. Themes are focused on track upgrading with respect to speed and axle load increasing.
Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Structural mechanics, nonlinear mechanics, dynamics of civil structures, numerical mathematics, physics.
Soil mechanics, stability analysis of slope, earth pressures, soil compaction, improvement of soil properties, stabilization.
Railway structures, switches, railway track geometry components and alignment, design of railway tracks and stations.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Introduction and preparation of study literature.
2.-6. Introductory lectures.
7.–10. Seminars for an appointed theme.
11.–13. Completion seminar thesis with the appointed theme.
The objective of the subject is to deepen knowledge in railway substructure theory with respect to theme of PhD thesis.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme DKC-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DPA-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DKA-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme DPC-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer