STUDY OF METHODS OF STABILIZING CONVENTIONAL BALLAST USING POLYMERS

An elastomer compound based on a thermoplastic polymer has been developed which when applied to ballast rock as constituting conventional ballast, provides a continuous structure of high strength, good load distribution, and effective damping characteristics. Experiments were performed testing the properties of ballast treated with this compound as compared to non-treated ballast. The preparation was applied in form of a solution of the polymer compound in volatile solvents. One rate of application was explored in detail. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-179 220.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Materials Research and Development, Incorporated

    2730 Adeline Street
    Oakland, CA  USA  94607
  • Authors:
    • Rostler, F S
    • White, R M
    • Nair, K
    • Hicks, R G
    • Newton, J W
  • Publication Date: 1966-12-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 219 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-352-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM