Basics of turnout and track components for grooved rails

Infrastructure System


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  • WS Academy partner of Railway Systems
  • Michelle Schönfelder
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The seminar conveys the basics as well as the current technical status and the requirements for turnout technology. You will get an overview from the set-up of the turnout to the optimal use of turnouts and turnout technology as well as views into the development of turnout technology (materials, laying systems, maintenance technology and drive technology). This also includes basic information on lane guidance (wheel / rail theme), component design, changeover systems and their basic requirements.

Course content

  • Definition turnout
  • Turnout types and systems (standardized terms and designations)
  • Turnout nomenclature (geometric picture, turnout radius, final inclination, components)
  • Rails (profiles and materials)
  • Dependency on turnout geometry and permissible speed
  • Basic knowledge of guidance, impact on component design (tongue device, crossing and check rail)
  • Tongue devices (types, structure and mode of operation)
  • Crossing area (crossing and check rail, types, flat and deep groove)
  • Climbing turnouts - why and how does it work
  • Positioning systems and their basic requirements or tasks
  • Relationships between speed of travel and positioning or locking device
  • Superstructures, stray current insulation, fastening systems
  • Summary of the special features "turnout system" with an impact on planning, maintenance
  • and technology aspects in urban transport
  • Rails - materials, wear behavior, welding suitability
  • Dependency on turnout geometry and permissible speed
  • Calculation of lateral acceleration and its permissible speed-related values
  • Track guidance effect on component design (tongue device, crossing, check rail and track arches), optimization options and limits of component design; Low-floor vehicle technology
  • Tongue devices: designs, choice of materials, special designs
  • Crossing area (crossing and check rails, types, flat and deep groove issues, special solutions, operational experience, special features for maintenance, movable crossing)
  • Climbing turnouts - component design, standard turnouts, areas of application, positioning system and fastening
  • Positioning systems and their basic requirements or tasks - effect on turnout construction, module systems; security technology
  • Superstructures, stray current insulation, fastening systems (closer examination of the requirements for stray current and elastic mounting)
  • Assembly, shipping, transport and logistics - special features depending on the turnout systems and laying system