OPTIMUM ADAPTATION OF THE CONVENTIONAL TRACK TO FUTURE TRAFFIC. RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE TRACK (CONTINUED)

Measurements of ballast stiffness and damping have been made for ORE D 117 Committee. Two aspects of the work are reported here. A special purpose vehicle was built to measure static and dynamic stiffness and energy losses for a range of ballast depths and formations, on existing BR tracks. Results of these tests are reported here. Appendix 1 contains an account on the validity of the theory of foundation vibration and concludes that a relatively simple model can be used to predict ballast behavior.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D117/RP 6/E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM