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.
- 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.
Verlag Stahleisen mbHBreite Strasse 27, Postfach 8229
4 Dusseldorf 1, Germany
- EISENMANN, J
- Publication Date: 1971-11-11
- Pagination: 3 p.
- Stahl und Eisen
- Volume: 91
- Issue Number: 22
- Publisher: Verlag Stahleisen mbH
- TRT Terms: Fatigue (Mechanics); Maintenance of way; Rail (Railroads); Rail fasteners; Structural tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Rail tests
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00072840
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM