OPTIMUM ADAPTATION OF THE CONVENTIONAL TRACK TO FUTURE TRAFFIC. DESCRIPTION OF THE RESEARCH METHODS. DEFINITIONS
This report is devoted essentially to the definition of a plan of work enabling the optimum adaptation of conventional track to future traffic (heavy axle loads and high speeds) to be obtained. Having described the general concepts and the definitions useful for the pursuit of the study, the plan of work which follows two principal research paths is evolved: tests with predetermined loads and field tests under actual traffic loads; associated work, such as the determination of the rheological properties of the track and the study of ballast performance in the laboratory, is also envisaged and explained. Test areas and certain methods of measurement are described in the Appendices.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1971-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Axle loads; Dynamic tests; High speed track; Railroad tracks; Research; Structural design; Tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Heavy axle loads; Track geometry
- Old TRIS Terms: Question d117; Track research
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00052886
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: D117/RP 1/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM