oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Track structure - optimization of design

Volume 20, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



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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