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School of Engineering
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Course unit
RAILWAY AND AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURES
IN02120277, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CIVIL ENGINEERING
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track SISTEMI E INFRASTRUTTURE DI TRASPORTO [004PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RAILWAY AND AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURES
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dicea/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0517-004PD-2017-IN02120277-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARCO PASETTO ICAR/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/04 Road, Railway and Airport Construction 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2018 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PASETTO MARCO (Presidente)
PASQUINI EMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)
GIACOMELLO GIOVANNI (Supplente)
PIZZOCCHERO TIZIANO (Supplente)
8 2017 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PASETTO MARCO (Presidente)
PASQUINI EMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)
GIACOMELLO GIOVANNI (Supplente)
PIZZOCCHERO TIZIANO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Roads, Railways and Airports.
Road infrastructure design (use of software for design).
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at giving the student the necessary knowledge in order to operate at private societies, contractors and authorities, engaged in planning, design, construction and management of railway and airport infrastructures, also providing the proper skills for dealing with safety issues and cost effectiveness operative problems. To this purpose, the course includes lectures, practical works, seminars and visits of sites.
Examination methods: Oral examination (after design exercises)
Assessment criteria: Oral examination and design exercises.
Course unit contents: A) Railways. The railway system in Italy and all over the world: regulations, management, traffic, vehicles, plants, signs and installations, stations. Ordinary and high-speed tracks geometry design. The railway infrastructure. Rails and platform design (with numerical applications), related to loadings and thermal stresses. Management and maintenance of the lines.
B) Special railway infrastructures. Tramways, subways, guided rails: structures and equipments.
C) Airports. The airport as a complex system and its evolution: regulations (ICAO, EASA, ENAC), management, capacity and air traffic. Flight mechanics, aircraft (construction characteristics and types). Airports location. Airport Master Plan. Physical and functional characteristics of the terminal, operational and maintenance areas (ICAO Annnex 14, EASA CS, ENAC Regulation). Pavements: ACN / PCN classification, LCN, ESWL, structural design. Hydraulic works. Markings and signs. Plants and installations. Air traffic maintenance and safety. Terminals (passenger and cargo terminal areas, operative logistic routes, baggage handling, control towers). Airport planning and risk assessment. Noise pollution.
D) Special airport infrastructures. Heliports, helipads, STOL, VTOL infrastructures, seaplane bases: regulations, structures and equipments
During the course, lectures, practical works, seminars and visits of sites (e.g. airports) will be organized.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lecturing, using blackboard, overhead projector and video projector; seminars, exercises and didactic tours.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes: http://sites.google.com/site/stradeferrovieaeroportigroup/Home
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M. Agostinacchio et al., Strade Ferrovie Aeroporti. Roma: EPC, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bono G., Focacci C., Lanni S., La sovrastruttura ferroviaria. Roma: CIFI, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Tocchetti, Infrastrutture aeroportuali. Roma: Aracne, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Di Mascio, L. Domenichini, A. Ranzo, Infrastrutture aeroportuali. Milano: Ingegneria 2000 - Hoepli, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Tocchetti, Infrastrutture ferroviarie. Roma: Aracne, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Santagata F.A., Pasetto M., Pasquini E. et al., Strade. Teoria e tecnica delle costruzioni stradali. Milano: Pearson, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • MapleTA (scientific quizzes)
  • Civil Design

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production