This paper stimulates track stability so that the buckling load of the track can be predicted. Thus, the criteria for track design, maintenance, and evaluation can be formulated. The simulation is achieved by a finite element model. Only the basic applications and potential of the model are illustrated. The model is in reasonably good agreement with test data in the literature. A parameter investigation indicates that the lateral thermal buckling load of a tangent track is significantly affected by changes in lateral ballast resistance, misalignments, and the presence of ineffective ties.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Piletips Seminar, Current Practice in Pile Design and Installation, San Francisco, California, March 9-11, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Associated Pile and Fitting Corporation

    262 Rutherford Boulevard
    Clifton, NJ  United States  07014
  • Authors:
    • So, W
    • Martin, G C
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 109-142

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM