DESIGN OF AIRPORTS AND RAILWAYS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire the basic knowledge of all issues related to the civil air traffic to the function and design of airport infrastructure and railways. The student will be able to dimension the spaces of airside and landside airport and related pavements.
None. It suggests the knowledge of the contents of the course "Construction of Roads, Railways and Airports (9CFU)".
Course contents summary
The course aims to provide an updated view on the state of the art infrastructure for air transport, with basic elements of civil and military aircraft operations. In the second part of the course are elements of railway engineering with an emphasis on the ordinary lines and high speed.
1)Aircraft, airports and air traffic.
2)Basic of Aircraft conceptions.
6)Air traffic control and air navigation systems.
10)Marking, signs and visual aids .
12)Pavements (CBR Method S-77), PCA, ACN-PCN.
13) Runways capacity. 14)Runway maintenance policy.
15) Runways infrastructures.
16) Ordinary and High Speed rail.
17) Runway track and rails.
18) Railway transportations.
Robert Horonjeff, Francis McKelvey, William Sproule, "Planning and Design of Airports", Fifth Edition, McGraw Hill Professional.
Lectures and technical visit at the airside and landside of international airports.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. Students can, on a voluntary basis, to draw up a draft airport masterplan.