An Influence of a Generated Track Intentional Irregularity on a Static Work of a Railway Track
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Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Transport Engineering, Institute of Civil Engineering, Division of Bridges and Railway Engineering, ul. Piotrowo 5, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Submission date: 2020-04-29
Final revision date: 2020-10-27
Acceptance date: 2020-11-17
Publication date: 2021-03-31
Archives of Civil Engineering 2021;67(1):81-97
The purpose of the following paper is to present the experimental field investigations in jointless railway track subjected to the author’s generated imperfections on its static work. The main concept for the executed investigations is to induce an intentional imperfection (both a concave and convex irregularity) in an actual railway track, propose a way of appropriate measurement (using the PONTOS system), and utilize author’s field investigations results to calibrate necessary parameters for theoretical calculations. An experimental formula describing the value of the force transferred from the rail to the railway sleeper on the grounds of the survey site caused by a locomotive is provided. Furthermore, the deflection of the chosen railway rail and sleeper due to the generated imperfection is subjected to analysis. Finally the objective of the present consideration is to resolve the calculations into the beam element such that the results can be used in computational railway practice. The scheme of the so-called a “hanging sleeper” is particularly unfavourable, a gap arises between the sleeper and the foundation, for which the significant changes appear, especially in the rail deflections and stresses. A work scheme of the railway track elements is described on the generated short concave and convex irregularity.
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