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Submitted on June 3 2018

Maximum of five student per group


Assignment 1:
Part I

1) What is the necessity of geometric design of a railway track?


Enumerate the significant feature of design of a railway track.

2) What are the objects of providing transition curves on railways?


Explain as to how the length of a transition curve is decided?

3) Explain the necessity of widening of gauge and grade compensation


on curves.

4) How do you define the superelevation? What are the objects of


providing superelevation on curves of a railway track? What is cant
deficiency?
Part II

1) What would be equilibrium cant on a M.G. track of 50 curve for a


speed of 60 km.p.h? what would be the maximum permissible speed
after allowing the maximum cant deficiency?

2) Two national Railway network track tangents in Addis Ababa-


Djibouti route intersecting at an angle of 7.5 degrees are to be
connected by a circular horizontal curve. For a design speed of
120kmph, the curve is allowed to be built with ha =150 mm
(maximum applied cant) and the maximum non compensated lateral
acceleration ad = 0.065g (m/s2).

Calculate the curves geometric elements:


a) Radius (R)
b) Length of curve (Lc)
c) External distance (E)
d) Length of tangent (T)

3) a. A 1000m long equal tangent crest vertical curve connects tangents


that intersect at station 340 + 00 and elevation 1322 m. The initial
grade is +2% and the final grade is -2.5% Determine the elevation and
stationing of the high point, PVC, and PVT.

b. A 600m long sag vertical curve (equal tangent) has a PVC at


station 120 + 00 and elevation 1500m. The initial grade is -35‰ and
the final grade is +25‰. Determine the elevation and stationing of
the low point, PVI, and PVT.