DESIGN OF AIRPORTS AND RAILWAYS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Student will acquire specific knowledge in the field of design, engineering and construction of airport infrastructure and railways that will allow it to operate or deal with related technical government or the management company.
None for the students of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Basic concept of highway engineering.
Course contents summary
Basic and advanced concepts of airport design with knowledge of the subdivision of airspace and technical regulations of civil and military aviation. Problems of the design of the railways, treating geometrical aspects and constructive oparations.
Introduction: principles of airports design;
Features that affect the design of airport;
The length of the runways;
Assistance on the fly;
Capacity of runways;
Airside geometric design of infrastructure;
Airside signs, markings and visual aids;
Planning and design of terminal areas;
Capacity of landside areas;
Design construction and structural assessment of rigid and flexible pavements;
ICAO, FAA, PCI and ENAC regulations.
Project of the tracks
Design and construction of the platform
Management and logistics
R. Horonjeff, F. McKelvet, “Planning and design of airports”, MacGraw-Hill, 5th Edition, 2010;
G. Tesoriere, “Strade, ferrovie, aeroporti”, vol. III;
R. Neufville, A. Odoni, “Airport Systems: planning, design and management”, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
The course is divided into a series of lessons using the frontal projection of powerpoint presentations, technical visits and exercises.
Each student may, on a voluntary basis, to develop an airport masterplan.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written test before oral examination.