Continuous measurement of track stiffness using a rolling load

The paper contains the preliminary results of the grant project "Non-homogeneities of railway track as an aspect of track quality". The special device for measuring the vertical track stiffness was designed and built by modifying an older tamping machine. The description of the measurement in the track carried out by this device in 2000-2002 is given in the form of graphs and tables. One chapter is devoted to the numerical method for track stiffness computation. This method was applied on the measured data of the rail deflection under a moving load. The criterion for track quality assessment was offered on the basis of test results.

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  • Pagination: 7p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Cost efficient railways through engineering: CORE 2002: conference on railway engineering, November 10-13 2002, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:53AM