AIRPORT, RAILWAY AND INTERMODAL INFRASTRUCTURES

ICAR/04 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

ALESSANDRO DI GRAZIANO
Email: adigraziano@unict.it
Office: via A Doria 19
Phone: 0957382218
Office Hours: Martedì 12.00 -13.00


Learning Objectives

The ability to plan, design and manage transport engineering infrastructure. The ability to analyse and interpret the regulation and impact of infrastructure.

Students will acquire an understanding of the design and operation of modal interchange transport infrastructure, including airports, rail terminals and logistic facilities.


Course Structure

It is possible to distinguish three different topics, such as airport, railway and intermodal infrastructures. For each of them the course is structured with a review of rules and lecuters.



Detailed Course Content

Airport infrastructures

1. Aerodrome requirements: National and international legislation. Technical regulation. Air traffic. Classification of airports. Free Zones Obstacles.

2. Geometric design: Runway. Taxiway. Apron. Horizontal and vertical alignment. Cross sections.

3. Pavement design: Characteristics. Design criteria. Empirical design (FAA). Rational design (LEDFAA, APSDS). Structural interventions.

4. Operating conditions: Signaling systems. Stop devices. Runways instrumentation. Skid resistance control. Cleaning pavements. Levels of air pollution, water pollution, noise.

5. Pavement Maintenance: Utilization criteria. PCI and instrumental surveys. Pavement distress. Maintenance. Airport Management System

6. Safety: Accidents. Safety management system (SMS). Risk management.

7. Special infrastructures: Heliports. STOL ports. VERT ports

Rail infrastructures

1. Rail routes: Railway transport management. Railway Network. Technical Specifications for Interoperability. Levels of project.

2. Geometric design: Mechanics of locomotion. Levels of performance and performance. Horizontal and vertical alignment. Distance to obstacles. High speeds lines.

3. Track design: Ballasted Track (subgrade, ballast, organs and joints, rails). Not ballasted track. Design (loads, temperature). Track equipment.

4. Stations: Criteria of the station levels. Set of tracks. Relationships with users.

5. Management and diagnostics: Service and maintenance. Classification of defects. Track geometric parameters. Quality Binary. Diagnostic tools. Inspection, noise, vibration.

6. Safety: Accident. National Rail Safety Agency. Signaling systems. Risk management.

Intermodal Infrastructures

1. Intermodal transport: European and national framework. Technical Regulations. Development of logistics market. Terminology.

2. Intermodal loading units: Shipping containers and terrestrial. Swap bodies. Semitrailers. Train gauge. Containers and air pallets. Vehicles and handling equipment.

3. Design: Freight (European situation and national network, design of the individual areas, layout examples). Intermodal terminals (classification of terminals and related equipment, components, design examples). Environmental impact.



Textbook Information




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