The Purpose of Sleepers: transmission of loads from rail to ballast; maintaining correct gauge; angling the rail (1/20). Subjected to a whole lot of complex actions: vertical and horizontal efforts exerted by the rail flange on the upper surface of the sleeper; contact with the ballast, exerted on a narrow area at rail level, alternate dynamic bending at the centre part due to the passing traffic. It may happen that the sleeper is not correctly bedded, and there is a float of a few millimeters so that the passing traffic bangs the sleeper on to ballast.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation des Industriels Ferroviaires

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00033411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1976 12:00AM