STRESSES IN THE RAILS, THE BALLAST AND IN THE FORMATION RESULTING FROM TRAFFIC LOADS. STRESS DISTRIBUTION IN THE RAILS
The stress distribution in a rail results from the following; Stresses due to the vertical wheel loads; Stresses produced by the lateral guiding force; Stresses resulting from the central or eccentric longitudinal forces which act at the contact point between wheel and rail as a consequence of the adhesive friction; and Stresses caused by changes in the rail temperature.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1966-6
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 65 p.
- TRT Terms: Bending; Bending stress; Deformation curve; Inspection; Rail (Railroads); Railroad tracks; Strain measurement; Stresses; Tests; Train track dynamics; Welded rail; Wheel loads
- Uncontrolled Terms: Contact stress
- Old TRIS Terms: Question d71; Rail stress; Track component investigations
- Subject Areas: Materials; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052867
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: D71/RP 2/E Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM