By physically testing track structure the British Railways attempted to confirm the validity of theoretical stress calculations. Those stresses studied were located beneath the track, between the sleeper and ballast, and within the track formation proper. Results show blanket material does not influence stress level. They found agreement between measured and theoretical results. There is a greater degree of reversing shear in the formation than in the blanket layer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HEATH, D L
    • Cottram, M
  • Publication Date: 1966-12-16

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1001-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM