This paper describes the design of a machine to enable inspection and minor repairs to be carried out to a wide range of railway structures. The machine, operating from the railway tracks, can be quickly brought into position and will work with minimum interruption to normal rail traffic. In order to maintain stability in the various working positions, often on exposed and windy sites, much of the articulated structure has been designed in aluminium. This paper describes the procedures that have been applied in the structural design of the articulated structure, particularly those relating to the dynamic and configuration requirements. The interdependence of the mechanical and structural aspects of design are apparent. (TRRL)

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • Falcon, K C
    • Houghton, A F
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 335-542
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 61A
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM