The paper presents a survey of the state of knowledge in the fields of stress and stability determination of a railroad track. At first, the evolution of the railroad track structure is briefly summarized. This is followed by sections which discuss the development of the methods for the determination of stresses in the rails and ties, and the stability of the railroad track due to constrained thermal expansions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was contributed by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, 17-21 November 1974. The research was sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Rails Systems Division, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Kerr, A D
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 74-WA/APM-23
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-40017
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1976 12:00AM