EMBANKMENT SUPPORT FOR KANSAS TEST TRACK. ANALYSIS OF EMBANKMENT INSTRUMENT DATA

Static and dynamic data collected from the embankment instrumentation at the Kansas Test Track are summarized in this report. The static data included permanent horizontal and vertical deformation measurements, moisture contents, and temperatures taken at intervals between the end of embankment construction in Fall 1971 to the opening of the track for traffic in October 1974. Data were also collected through April 1975 after the track was opened to traffic. Dynamic instrument response was measured at three periods between October 1974 and April 1975. The dynamic data include horizontal and vertical deformations and embankment pressure under traffic loads. The static and dynamic response and performance of each test section are analyzed, and the results are summarized.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 01 043234 and 00 039260, Bulletin 7301.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Shannon and Wilson, Incorporated

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    Federal Railroad Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Dietrich, R J
    • Salley, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-76/258 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-54168
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM