DIRECTIONS IN TRACK STRUCTURE RESEARCH
This paper presents a survey of contemporary problems in track structure technology and the programs of research and development addressing these problems. It reports current and anticipated investigations into aspects of the service environment of railroad track structures, the mechanics of track structure degradation, the fatigue and fracture of rails, the development of rational design and maintenance techniques, the improvement of track components, and the development of non-conventional, low maintenance track structures for application to high speed high density service. Efforts involved with both the fundamentals of track mechanics, and the design of improved structures for urban rapid transit applications, as well as mainline railroad use are included.
- Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the winter Annual Meeting, 17-22 November 1974, New York, New York.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- McConnell, D P
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Fatigue (Mechanics); Intelligent transportation systems; Rail (Railroads); Rail joints; Railroad tracks; Structural design; Subgrade (Pavements)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ballast; Track design; Track geometry
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00072655
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 74-WA/APM-24
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 31 1981 12:00AM