Technical Reports

The Kansas Test Track: Non-Conventional Track Structures Design Report

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 1972
AUTHOR: Francis G. McLean, Ronald D. Williams, Robert C. Turnbell
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-72/08X
SUBJECT: Tracks & Structures
KEYWORDS: Improved Track Structures, Track Stability, Beam and Slab Track Support
ABSTRACT: This report discusses the design of three non-conventional Railroad track support structures. These non-conventional structures, which include a continuously reinforced concrete slab, twin cast-in-place concrete beams, and twin precast concrete beams, are part of a research program to develop practical, low maintenance, high quality track structures for conventional and advanced rail vehicles. Included in this report are discussions of: basic structural concepts, design methods and models, and recommended construction, inspection, and maintenance techniques.
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