THEORETICAL FORMULATION OF RAIL OVERTURNING PROBLEM

Rail overturning occurs when the vertical and lateral loads exerted on the rail by wheels induce a moment about the outer edge of the base of the rail which is greater than the rail fastening system. The theory presented herein is essentially based on a model proposed by Timoshenko and the finite element method developed by Baroum and Gallagher. The novelty of the theory is to include the effects of non-linear spring resistance and load eccentricity. The theory has a wider application than that referred to in the article.

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  • Authors:
    • Chu, K H
    • Wang, Y S
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 81-90
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM