CSVTU, B.E. VI Semester, CIVIL Engineering,Transportation Engineering-II Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 6th  Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: Transportation Engineering-II Code: 320614 (20)

Unit 1

Historical development of railway in India. Merits of rail transportation, gauges and gauge problems, railway

track cross sections, coning of wheels, rail cross sections, weight of rail, length of rail, wear of rails, Creep of

rails, rail joints and welding of rails, advantages of welding.

Unit 2


Requirements, various types, spacing and density, rail fixtures, fastenings.


Requirements, various types.


Grading, cant and cant deficiency, transition curves, widening of gauges on curves.

Unit 3

Points and Crossings, design of turnouts, various types of track junctions, signaling and interlocking,

classification of signals, control of movements of trains, interlocking of signal and points.

Unit 4

Tunnel Engineering

Consideration in tunneling shape and size, methods of tunnel, constructions, tunneling in soft soil and rocks,

lining of tunnels, ventilations, drainage of tunnels.

Unit 5

Harbour Engineering

Harbour layout, harbour works, break water, jetties, wharves, piers and berthing facilities, navigational aids,

port facilities, docks, transit sheds and ware houses, general layout of a port.

Name of Text Books:

Railway Engineering – S.C. Saxena & Arora (Dhanpat Rai Publications)

Tunneling Engineering – S.C. Saxena (Dhanpat Rai Publications)

Railway Engineering – Rangawala (Charotar Publications)

Name of Reference Books:

Harbour Engineering – Srinivas (———-)

Tunnel and Harbour – Seetharaman S. (Umesh Publications)

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