The development of a simplified track modulus calculation procedure

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dc.contributor.author Mostert, Louis
dc.contributor.author Grabe, P.J. (Hannes)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-01T08:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-01T08:11:00Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05
dc.description.abstract With the constantly increasing demand for heavy freight transportation, railways have become an extremely important element in the economic wellbeing of any country, and particularly in a developing country like South Africa. It is thus the duty of track engineers to maintain a continued understanding of the rail track infrastructure. Track designs should be as cost-effective as possible and should be sensitive to the costs associated with the planning, development and maintenance of the track structure. Extensive and continuous research is therefore required to determine the influencing parameters and to maximise the track performance and the lifetime of the track structure. Deformation of the track structure is a good measure of the structural capability of a track structure or of the expected track performance. This deformation is vastly dependent on the support of the track structure. The ballast support and the foundation of the track structure are therefore key components. Poor support will lead to large deformations, which in turn will accelerate track deterioration. This will increase the maintenance need and therefore the total cost of operating the asset within an acceptable functional condition. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.civils.org.za/ en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mostert, L & Grabe, H 2013, 'The development of a simplified track modulus calculation procedure', Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 22-28. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1021-2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/37246
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Institution of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.rights South African Institution of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.subject Railways en_US
dc.subject Track designs en_US
dc.subject Track modulus en_US
dc.title The development of a simplified track modulus calculation procedure en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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