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CE 563 - Railroad Engineering

[Cross Listed with CE463]This course is designed to help students gain knowledge in following topics: Railroad engineering efficiency, economics, and energy; Cost-benefit analyses of rail transportation systems; Geometric design of railroad alignment; Train speed, power, and acceleration requirements; Railroad engineering materials characterization (rail, crosstie, ballast, sub-ballast, and subgrade); Subgrade design and construction and drainage; and High Speed Rail (HSR) design and construction. Graduate students are required to do an independent term project which allows them to study a particular area of railway engineering in more depth, and gives the students experience with the railroad engineering literature as well as more experience in technical communications (the term paper).
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