Technical Reports

Lateral Resistance of Railroad Track

  • 01
  • Aug
  • 1977
AUTHOR: I. A. Reiner
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-77/41
SUBJECT: Track, Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Panel, Concrete, Wood, Yield Force, Displacement, Transducer
ABSTRACT: Within the "broader scope of research activities dealing with lateral track resistance sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, the Sahot test carried out by Chessie on its main line track furnishes specific data on the variability of lateral track resistance. Track panels were constructed with all new wood ties, old and new wood ties and new concrete ties for lateral load testing under various degrees of ballast settlements such as freshly tamped, mechanically compacted and trafficked.
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