FASTENING THE RAILS ON TRACKS FOR VERY HEAVY LOADS

SCHIENENBEFESTIGUNG FUER SCHWERSTBELASTETE GLEISE

On a special testing machine, which is described and illustrated, rail assemblies were fatigue tested under pulsating loads. The assemblies consisted of the rail, fastened by double shank spring spikes to a steel base plate separated from the tar-oil saturated beechwood tie by a layer of plastic material. The results, which are given in great detail, lead to the conclusion that such an assembly can be expected to have a long service life even in 300 to 500 m long curves, when the mean axle loads are 360 kN and loads occasionally increase to 450 kN.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract is also contained in "A Bibliography on the Design and Performance of Rail Track Structures", September 1974, RRIS #072794, which was prepared for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag Stahleisen mbH

    Breite Strasse 27, Postfach 8229
    4 Dusseldorf 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • EISENMANN, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-11-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Stahl und Eisen
    • Volume: 91
    • Issue Number: 22
    • Publisher: Verlag Stahleisen mbH

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM