Track Maintenance and Applications
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- 11 Jul 2022
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Upon successful completion of this subject, the students should be able to:
- Identify track defects and their effects on the life of the track
- Describe rail defects and how risks are mitigated using methods of detection and maintenance
- Identify operations for maintaining rails and special trackwork
- Outline the management of track defect and maintenance incidents
- Introduction to maintenance.
- Turnout maintenance.
- Managing rail condition.
- Rail grinding & turnouts
- Grinding machines, lubrication.
- Maintenance requirements, ballast cleaning
- Ballast stabilisation, drainage.
- Maintenance of drainage, track stability
- Team behaviour & leadership.
- Geotech monitoring.
- High voltage cables
- OHWS height limitations
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
No additional requirements
This subject has two compatible parts. The first part of the subject is focused on track maintenance and the second on applications of much of the course learning to incidents and case studies. Both parts of the subject require the drawing together of aspects of design, construction, management, operations, associated infrastructure, turnouts and track behaviour.
The intention of this subject is that you obtain a more holistic view of this rail Diploma course and of the topics you’ve learned and help you synthesise an overview of the infrastructure part of a rail business.
You are studying this subject in the latter part of your course so that you can draw upon and relate together the more detailed knowledge and skills you developed in earlier subjects. The assessments in this subject are designed to help build a reflective and synergistic approach to your work in the rail industry.
- Group Report (50%)
- Short Essay Questions (50%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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