Railway Transportation Master Program, Raylı Sistem Mühendisliği Programı
İTÜ FEN BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ RAYLI SİSTEM MÜHENDİSLİĞİ YÜKSEK LİSANS PROGRAMI
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COURSE PLAN

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
- ETCS
- 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.
1513 Jan. 2022PROJECT PRESENTATIONS