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Title: Synthesis of railroad design methods, track response models, and evaluation methods for military railroads
Authors: Coleman, David M.
Keywords: Functional evaluation
Railroad tracks
Railroad design
Structural evaluation
Railroad evaluation
Track response models
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-85-3.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This report presents the results of a state-of-the-art review performed in the areas of railroad track structures, railroad design, and railroad evaluation. Described and discussed are the components comprising the railroad track system, railroad design procedures, analytical track response models, track performance models, methods of structural evaluation, rail defect testing, methods of functional evaluation, and the effect of heavy axle loads. Based on the results of this study an analytical track response model was chosen for use in future research into the evaluation of track structures. Three methods for testing track structures were chosen for additional investigation. An evaluation program comprising both structural (load-carrying capacity) and functional evaluation is proposed.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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