n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A new test track at the University of Pretoria : railway and harbour engineering
|Article Title||A new test track at the University of Pretoria : railway and harbour engineering|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||May 2013|
|Pages||35 - 39|
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria recently constructed a 30 m long railway test section on the University's Experimental Farm (better known as the "Proefplaas") in Pretoria. The track will further enhance the university's research capabilities in the railway environment. The project was made possible with the help of civil engineering students and sponsorship from industry. It was constructed as part of the Workshop Practice module presented to the first year students during the December/January 2012/2013 break. All the first year, and a few third and final year, civil engineering students assisted with the track construction which took approximately one month to complete.
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