Structural Design of Railway Track

In this course the students will get deeper knowledge (as compared to the basis course on Elements of Railway Engineering CIE4874) on the static/dynamic behaviour of railway tracks. Starting from learning the main principles of railway track and railway vehicle the students will get acquainted with the modern analytical/engineering and numerical methods (Finite Element and Multi-body based computer software e.g. Longstab and VI-Rail) for analysis and design of railway tracks. In order to get acquainted with modern railway track structures an excursion to manufacturer of with innovative railway system in the Netherlands is planned. At the end of the course, the students have to apply the gained knowledge to solve a given real-life railway track related problem (e.g. improve design or/and performance of existing track).

More information on this course: BlackBoard TU Delft Study Guide