CEE 410 OL4 - Railway Signaling & Control

Spring 2021

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Railway Signaling & ControlCEE410OL460842ONL41330 - 1450 M W     Christopher P. L. Barkan

Official Description

Railway traffic control and signaling systems; train performance and scheduling tools; analysis of temporal and spatial separation of trains for safety and efficiency; train movement authority and operating rules, track circuit and wireless train position monitoring technology; interlocking design; railroad capacity modeling tools; economic analysis of traffic control system design, optimization, and selection. Field trip to observe signal system infrastructure and railway traffic operations control center. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.

Section Description

Restricted to online non-degree, online MSCE, online MSEE, online MCS, online MSAE, online MSME, online MSIE, online ME, and online MEng students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) restrictions and assessments apply, see http://www.citl.illinois.edu. For more details on this course section, please see http://engineering.illinois.edu/online/courses/. Non-Degree students may enroll on a space-available basis with consent of Program Coordinator, Meg Griffin (mgriffin@illinois.edu).

Subject Area

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Description

This course covers railway traffic control and signaling systems; train performance and scheduling tools; analysis of temporal and spatial separation of trains for safety and efficiency; train movement authority and operating rules, track circuit and wireless train position monitoring technology; interlocking design; railroad capacity modeling tools; economic analysis of traffic control system design, optimization, and selection.

Credit Hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

A course in Railroad Transportation Engineering (such as CEE 408).

Last updated

12/1/2020