oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - New track for old
|Article Title||New track for old|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Dec 1958|
|Pages||530 - 533|
|Keyword(s)||Curves, Heavier rail section and Straights|
The writer is in full agreement with the general corollary that a heavier rail section should be used on curves than on straights and considers that this approach deserves investigation, since it would seem to offer some economic advantages. To-day with improved methods of measurement of rail stresses there is a tendency to become too theoretical. The proposed 111 lb rail section is, in the writer's opinion, a good compromise between theoretical knowledge, experience and practical considerations.
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