This publication presents a theoretical approach for determining stresses that result from vertical and lateral bending of track and stresses that act in the vicinity of the contact area between wheel and rail. The influence of thermal and residual stresses on track behavior is discussed and the dynamic deflections and stresses resulting from the action of moving wheels and track irregularities are considered. The occurrence of track failure is analyzed on the basis of failure criteria and fatigue theories.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077
  • Authors:
    • Hanna, A N
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RD030.01R
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM