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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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Equipment tests; Inspection; Railroad tracks; Stiffness; Test vehicles; Tests; Track components
- Identifier Terms: British Rail
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ballast
- Old TRIS Terms: Ballast quality; Ballast stiffness; Question d117; Radcliffe-on-trent test track; Test equipment; Track component investigations
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Railroads;
- 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