AF2901 Road- and Railway Track Engineering 7.5 credits

Väg- och banteknik

Highway Engineering

  • Geometric road design
  • Pavement design
  • Materials for road construction
  • Project task

Road and Railway Engineering

  • Railway geometry
  • Railway components
  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10016

  • Start date

    28/10/2019

  • End date

    14/01/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Romain Balieu <balieu@kth.se>

  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
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Autumn 18 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10038

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Planned timeslots

    P2: A1, C1, F1, H1, A2, D2, F2, I2. more info

  • Course responsible

    Romain Balieu <balieu@kth.se>

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

When the course is done, those students taking part shall be able to:

  • Understand the link between road classification and structural differences;
  • Describe the factors influencing geometric roads and railways design;
  • Explain mechanisms and factors influencing long term structural performance of roads and railways;
  • Make a structural design of  a road and evaluate the most important assumptions in the procedure;
  • Describe the dominant material properties used in building and maintenance of roads;
  • Understand the suitable test methods for the material characterization and explain the connection to performance related properties;
  • Describe the principles of non-destructive evaluation techniques for design and maintenance of roads;
  • Understand the concept of a life cycle perspective in road- and railway engineering;
  • Understand the importance of mechanics based design;
  • Use mechanics based pavement design procedures;
  • Material characterization (binder, aggregates & mixtures) including intro to visualization;
  • Understand existing laboratory equipment for characterization of ballast material & asphalt concrete;
  • Analyze and utilize results from experimental laboratory test.

Course main content

In this introduction course, students will learn the basics of geometrical and mechanical design of road and railways. By participating in course, the students will be exposed to the various design steps and will be able to relate long-term environmental and mechanical mechanisms to the choice of materials, the appropriate test methods and design methods. The course focuses on developing a basic understanding of why fundamental mechanical understanding of the structures allow for a sustainable road and railway track design. The course combines lectures, with on-line course material and hands-on exercises.

Disposition

The course will consist of morning lectures and afternoon exercises in which the course material will be utilized by the students.

Eligibility

At least 180 credits Academic studies in Engineering, Science, Economics or Planning including documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS  e g).

AF1601-Soil Mechanics and  Foundation Engineering besides AF2003- Structural Engineering Advanced Course.

Literature

Pavement Design and Materials by A.T. Papagiannakis and E.A. Masad

Road and Street design by L.O. Alm

Extra material will be given during the course lectures.

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

The total credits for the course are separated into credits for passing the exam and passing the exercises. No bonus point will be given through the exercises. The exam, however, will contain a bonus question related to testing a broader understanding of the subject.

Offered by

ABE/Civil and Architectural Engineering

Contact

Romain Balieu (balieu@kth.se) +46 8 790 80 49

Examiner

Nicole Kringos <nicole.kringos@abe.kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2017.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.