oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Track structure - optimization of design
|Article Title||Track structure - optimization of design|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 South African Railways|
|Publication Date||Sep 1978|
|Pages||231 - 238|
|Keyword(s)||Axle load, Design, Railway, Tamping, Track maintenance and Track standards|
The South African Railways has entered the field of lowspeed high-axle-load transportation. The disadvantage is an increase in the track structure maintenance cost or first cost or both. A design procedure based on classical theories, permissible stresses and some qualitative and quantitative performance correlations is explained.
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