OG07ZELJ - Railways

Course specification
Type of study Bachelor academic studies
Study programme
Course title Railways
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
OG07ŽELJ mandatory 6 2L + 2E 5.0
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
none -
Learning objectives
Acquiring basic knowledge on railways. The study of methodological procedures and the formation of a basic picture of the definition of the railway as a form of traffic. Training for the basic application of acquired knowledge in practice during the planning, design, construction, exploitation, maintenance and management of railways.
Learning outcomes
Acquired knowledge is used in professional subjects.
Historical development of railways and railway traffic. Classification of railroads, stations, rolling stock. Main Exploitation Indicators. Methodology and technology of railway design. Basics of towing trains. Traction. Resistance. Principles of planning and design. Composition and equipment of project documentation. Calculation of the mass of the train, speed and driving time. Constructive elements of railroads. Calculation of horizontal curves. Longitudinal profile. Open profile. Cross section. Railway tracking. Principles of route guidance. Classification of the route. Railway track design. The bottom railroad machine. Materials. Objects. Railroad superstructure. Arranging and calculation of railroad superstructure. Switches. Maintenance of railroads. Passage and transport power of the railroad. Reconstruction of railroads. Designing a second track. Constructive elements of railway stations. Types, tasks, classification and number of railway stations in the node and on the network. Basic elements of railway nodes. High speed rail lines. Special railways. Cable cars.
Teaching Methods
lectures, exercises, consultations
  1. Popović,Z.,Osnove projektovanja železničkih pruga,Građevinski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd, 2004. (Original title)
  2. Bajić, D., Osnovi projektovanja železničkih pruga, Građevinski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd, 1978. (Original title)
  3. Jeftimijades, S., Projektovanje i građenje železničkih pruga, Građevinski fakultet Univerziteta u Nišu, Niš, 1980. (Original title)
Evaluation and grading
attendance, colloquium 1, colloquium 2, seminar work, final exam
Specific remarks