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21 - TTC - Transportation and Traffic Control

TTC 146 - Wheel Rail Interface Issues and Precautions

Code Start Date Duration Venue
TTC 146 06 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
TTC 146 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The two fundamental components in maintenance of the wheel-rail interface are control of friction and control of the wheel and rail profiles. Appropriate design of the wheel-rail interface, with attention to these factors, can greatly reduce maintenance requirements. Basic guidance and good practices to prevention of damage is presented in this course. 

Course Objectives

  • Presenting an overall summary of the maintenance principles of track systems in metro
  • Understanding metro rail dynamic system  design.
  • Learning about soil-structure interaction
  • Discussing railway alignment design and geometry
  • Maintaining safe and efficient ways of  metro track design

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers 
  • Project Design Team Members
  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Designers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Railway/ Metro Track Superstructures Definitions
  • General construction scenario of track systems 
  • Rail fasteners General Definizinse
  • Rail Installation & Repair
  • Rail Welding
  • Rail Adjustment
  • Rail Defects & Testing
  • Rail Grinding
  • Rail Defects Handbook
  • Surface Defects in Rails

Day 2

  • Maintenance  of Railways and Rolling Stock 
  • Preventive Maintenance 
  • Predictive Maintenance 
  • Maintenance Team set up and effective repair plans for decreasing noise problems 

Day 3

  • Track Gauge and Flange ways ( effects related Noise and vibrations )
  • Summary of Systems  and Design Related Problems related to the Track gauge
  • Design Problems what makes noise in the track and Rolling stock
  • Gauge Measurement  Determination 
  • Track Stiffness and Modulus of Various Track Types
  • Vehicle and Speed Factor in Design of Tracks 

Day 4

  • Rail Cant and Wheel  Types and Effect on  Noise and Vibration Problems in the  Railways system 
  • Summary of Rail Cant 
  • Rail Grinding and Profile Design
  • Undulation and Profile problems Make Noise in Rail Track
  • Tolerances
  • Guarded Curves Design
  • Important aspects in a different mode of transport Lord and Tram or Metro

Day 5

  • Noise and Vibration Control Systems Approach and Design
  • Some new technology called sensor technology in detecting early cracks and noise management in railways- EKE System
  • Summary of Track Stiffness and Modulus of Various Track Types Insulation Approach
  • Important Factors Considerations in Rail Structure Design and Aquatics 
  • Technology in Railway Design Anais Software
  • BIM in Metro  Track  Management