A REVIEW OF MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, REQUIREMENTS, AND AVAILABLE DATA ON THE DYNAMIC COMPLIANCE OF RAILROAD TRACK

The need for increasing train speeds and operating safety while, reducing track maintenance is responsible for much of the current research on track structues, vehicle dynamics, and vehicle/track interaction. This report covers Phase I of a 3-phase program to design and fabricate equipment for measuring track dynamic characteristics. It is generally recognized that the available data and measurement techniques for obtaining this type of data for U.S. track and inadequate. This Phase I report includes a review of previous measurement techniques, a compilation of available data on track dynamic characteristics, an evaluation of data requirements, and the development of concepts for measuring track dynamic compolance.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project was sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Authors:
    • Kaiser, W D
    • Nessler, G L
    • MEACHAM, H C
    • PRAUSE, R H
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D-76-70 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-30051
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM