GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE DESIGN OF POINTS AND CROSSINGS (UIC 54 AND UIC 60 RAIL PROFILES). GENERAL PRINCIPLES TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE INCREASE IN SPEED AND AXLE LOADS
The report summarises developments which have been published in the five preceding documents on this topic. Conclusions regarding the entire study are divided into three ranges of speed in relation to three criteria: security, comfort and maintenance: first for V where security appears to be the most restrictive condition; second for 40 less than V less than or equal to 160 km/h where comfort seems to be the most restrictive and which decides the limit of speed on a turnout according to the actual design of the switches; third: for V greater than 160 km/h where maintenance and layout assume the greatest importance in proportion to the cost they in volve in the general economy.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1969-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Axle loads; Crossovers; Economics; High speed rail; Maintenance of way; Point demerit systems; Rail (Railroads); Railroad tracks; Railroad trains; Ride quality; Safety; Structural design; Technology; Turnouts; Vehicle dynamics; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Switches; Track design
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Axle loadings; Points; Question d72; Rail design
- Subject Areas: Economics; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00040060
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D72/RP 6/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM