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Transportation Engineering II

Lecture 12: Ballast

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Lecture Series on Transportation Engineering - II by Dr.Rajat Rastogi, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in

Course Description :

Introduction to Railway Engineering - Gauges and Permanent Way - Wheel and Axles, Coning of Wheels - Track Resistances, Hauling Capacity - Track Modulus, Stresses in Track - Rails - Stresses in Components of Track - Creep in Rails - Wears & Failures in Rails - Jointed or Welded rails - Sleepers - Ballast - Fastenings - Geometric Design - Alignment of Track - Horizontal Curve & Super elevation - Speeds on Track

Transition Curve & Widening of Track - Vertical Curve & Gradients - Turnouts-Components - Crossing and Design of Turnout - Track Junctions and Designs - Signals - Train Control Systems - Interlocking of Track - High Speed Tracks - Introduction of Air Transport - Aircraft Characteristics - Aircraft Controls, Airport Site&Size Selection - Airport Obstructions - Runway Orientation - Runway Length - Runway Geometric - Taxiway - Exit Taxiway - Aprons and Aircraft Parking - Terminal Area and Building - Terminal Planning and Hangers - Visual Aids-Markings - Visual Aids-Lighting and Signage

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