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Bezin, Yann; Neves, Sérgio; Grossoni, Ilaria; Kaushal, Aniruddha (2016)
Publisher: Civil-Comp
Languages: English
Types: Part of book or chapter of book
Subjects: TF
This paper reviews current track loading requirement (ballasted and ballastless) Typical vehicle-track interaction loads are described along with their influential factors. Limits and influential factors are analysed against statistical evidence from vehicle dynamics measurement. Additional load combinations are presented as potentially relevant for track design. Discussion are made on the potential reduction of load from improved vehicle performance and slab track improved geometry, areas which might bear some benefits in terms of cost reduction for future slab track designs. This paper demonstrates that both vehicle measurement and simulations can provide an important source of information in terms of expected track loading and their limit values to help achieve cost reduction in track design.
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