STUDY INTO DYNAMIC FORCES IN RAILWAY TRACK AND LAYOUT OF A TESTING DEVICE

ESTUDIO SOBRE ESFUEROS DINAMICOS EN LAS VIAS FERREAS Y DISENO DE UN APARATO DE PRUEBAS, BASACO EN MEDICIONES DIRECTAS

The Secretariat for Civil Engineering in Conjunction with Mexico University's Institute of Engineering, has proposed a series of studies into the stresses caused by dynamic forces acting on the track superstructure, and the determination of pressure distribution under the sleeper and ballast, aimed at designing and developing equipment adapted for laboratory tests. This paper, which won first prize in Section A of the Caracas Congress, contains a description of the initial steps of this plan, and comprises three parts: 1) Theoretical bases, hypotheses, and calculation methods for orienting the on-site experiments. 2) Actual on-site recordings. 3) Layout of testing equipment, particularly for concrete sleepers and rail fastenings, aimed at reproducing the necessary load and speed characteristics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pan-American Railway Congress

    Caracas,   Venezuela 
  • Authors:
    • Gardulo, A M
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Section A Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM