MEASUREMENT PLAN FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE LOAD ENVIRONMENT FOR CROSS TIES AND FASTENERS

This report was prepared as a part of the Improved Track Structures Research Program sponsored by the Office of Rail Safety Research of the Federal Railroad Administration. The report is a planning document for a track measurement program to obtain data on the service loads and reactions of cross ties and rail fasteners. These data will be used to validate analytical models for predicting track response and to provide a statistical description of track loading for design and testing improved cross ties and fastener assemblies. The report includes criteria for site selection, an evaluation of measurement parameters, instrumentation and data analysis techniques, and the development of statistical criteria for planning the measurement program.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Funded by the FRA/U.S. DOT through the Transportation Systems Center; the Bechtel Corporation served as subcontractor.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Bechtel Corporation

    50 Beale Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94119

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Rail Safety Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • PRAUSE, R H
    • Harrison, H D
    • Arnlund, R C
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/03 Intrm Rpt., DOT-TSC-FRA-77-9
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1044
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM