Railway Transportation Master Program, Raylı Sistem Mühendisliği Programı
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Planned Course Syllabus for fall 2020
WeekDate Subjects to be covered
17 Oct. 2021Introduction to the course,
214 Oct. 2021Basic characteristics of railway systems.
History of signalling. Basic signalling principles.
- Time table and train order
- Token signalling
- Staff and ticket
- Block signalling
Introduction to RAMS Analysis for Railways
- Reliability
- Availability
- Maintainability
- Safety and Security
321 Oct. 2021RAMS and Risk Analysis
- Hazard and Risk
- Verification and Validation
- Relevant Standards
- The V Model
- Risk Matrix
- FTA Analysis
- Other Risk Analysis Methods
- Errors, Failures and Disturbances
- System States
- Evaluation of Safety and Safety Integrity Level (SIL)

428 Oct. 2021RAMS and Risk Analysis
- Evaluation of Safety and Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
- Development of Safe Programs

Railway operation processes
- Historical background
- Basic definitions (tracks, signals and their classifications)
- Interlocking areas
- Train movements and shunting movements
- Fixed block and moving block signalling
- Calculation of block times and headway
54 Nov. 2021Interlocking principles
- Route and block principles
- Element dependencies
- Route protection
- Parts of a route (beginning, end, running part, flank, overlap)
- Speed restrictions
- Basic route locking functions

611 Nov. 2021Interlocking principles
- Flank protection
- Front protection
- Overlaps
- Life Cycle of Routes
- Reversible and irreversible route locking
- Interlocking tables

718 Nov. 2021Interlocking principles
- Automation of route operation
- Block dependencies and block protection
- Block overlaps
- Absolute and permissive block systems
- Managing block direction (neutral vs placed direction, tokenless block systems)
- Following protection by block systems
- Handling train movements in block systems
- Degraded mode of operation

Detection systems
- Classification of detection systems
- Detection equipment
825 Nov. 2021FALL BREAK - NO CLASS
92 Dec. 2021MIDTERM EXAM
109 Dec. 2021Detection systems
- Track Circuits
- Axle Counters
1116 Dec. 2021Movable track elements
- Simple points
- Fouling points
- Movements on switches
- Railway crossings
- Catch points, trap points and derailers
- Safety requirements
- Point machines
1223 Dec. 2021Signals
- Classification of signals
- Light signals
- Control and supervision of signals
- Signal aspects
- Signalling speed restrictions
- Shunting signals and degraded mode of operation
- Case studies
1330 Dec. 2021Train Protection
- Cab signalling functions
- Supervision functions
- Automation of train operation
- Data transmission (systems)
- Classification of train protection systems
- Case studies
- ATP and braking curves
146 Jan. 2022Interlocking machines: mechanical, relay and electronics.
Line block systems. Remote control and operation technology.
Level Crossings. Moving block signalling and ETCS.
Hazard alert systems.