Absolute space curve data of railway track, representing the vertical and lateral perturbations of both running rails, was collected and analyzed. A variety of track is studied, including high speed versus yard, bolted versus continuous welded rail (CWR), and old versus new construction. Analytical techniques include Signal Averaging, Analysis of Variances, and Correlation analysis. As a result, it is concluded that railway track is characterized by a pure Markovian process, a periodic process, and a periodically modulated random process.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A paper recommended by the IEEE Land Transportation Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society for presentation at the 1974 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2-4, 1974.
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  • Authors:
    • Corbin, J C
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00054011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1976 12:00AM