Conventional (tie-type) and non-conventional rail vehicle track structures were studied with the constraint that standard gauge and rail head contour not be varied from current practices. Computer programs were developed and used to analyze track response to both static and dynamic vehicle loading. A major philosophy in the development of improved track structures was to reduce the magnitude and number of pressure cycles transmitted to the foundation by passing rail vehicles. The report contains detailed discussion of material summarized in: 'Studies For Rail Vehicle Track Structures,' PB-194 139, and is a reference source cited in that document. (Author)

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report on Phase 2, PB-202 273 and Final rept., PB-194 139.
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    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Columbus, OH  United States 
  • Authors:
    • MEACHAM, H C
    • Voorhees, J E
    • Eggert, J G
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Pagination: 146 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00039255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Prelim Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM