THE MECHANICS OF RAIL FASTENERS FOR CONCRETE-SLAB TRACKS

In the growing use and potential development of the concrete rail base in place of ballast, rail fasteners serve a vital function. To a large extent they substitute for the elasticity that is traditionally provided by ballast. In addition, they may aid in the possible suppression of noise. Since the first use of concrete slabs for railroad use, fastener problems have been persistent. In this paper, Bramall summarized basic design principles and practical applications that are being developed for rail fasteners for such installations. An analysis and comparison of experiments with various fasteners and analysis of their characteristics may serve as a design guide and a basis for further investigation.

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    • This article is extracted from Symposium on Railroad Track Mechanics, RRIS 01 130826, Publication 7602.
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    Princeton University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08450
  • Authors:
    • Bramall, B
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  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Pagination: p. 34-35
  • Monograph Title: SYMPOSIUM ON RAILROAD TRACK MECHANICS PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00130828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Princeton University
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 76-TR-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-54175
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM