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330-Railroad Curves Simplified

By: William C. Dunn, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering and to familiarize the professional engineer with the principals of superelevation and spiral transition curves in the design and evaluation of rail lines.

Course Description

330-Railroad Curves Simplified

Railroad Curves

Centrifugal force is a function of both train speed and track curvature. If trains operated at a low velocity or on a straight track, centrifugal force would not factor into the engineering of a railway, but high speeds and curved track require an engineered solution. That solution is superelevation which is also known interchangeably as "cant".

This course will teach the physics of centrifugal force and the mathematics used by railroad engineers to select a cant angle and spiral transition curve that provides a comfortable ride and minimizes wear on rails and wheels. "Rail-Curve" is the free spreadsheet software that comes with the course and takes care of all the number crunching so that we can concentrate on the principals of railroad curve design and evaluation.

The software runs on Excel 97 or later. It's available for download after you purchase the course and it is yours to keep for the rest of your engineering career.

330-Railroad Curves Simplified
Lee Marlow
01/19/2019
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A great class and the program was excellent. I highly recommend the course.
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330-Railroad Curves Simplified
Andrew C Etchison
01/17/2019
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Good explanations on most of it. There was a couple examples that did not explain you had to enter the spacing to match what was shown
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330-Railroad Curves Simplified
12/30/2018
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The software is unbelievable. It does some tricks that I would have thought impossible.
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330-Railroad Curves Simplified
Oliver W. Clemons, Jr., PE
11/22/2018
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A very well designed software program makes this course worthwhile.
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330-Railroad Curves, Part 1 Superelevation
James Fawcett
10/18/2018
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Good course.I believe test problem data should be a 50 '-degree not 50 degree to get an answer. Would also recommend that program should be attempted to be downloaded in Mac Numbers. Very bad. Use PC with Excell only.
Thanks for your keen eye! We have made the correction.
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Price: $90.00
Quantity:
New Course This Course Includes FREE Software
Course Code: 100200-08
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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