Transverse strength of railway tracks: Part 3. Multiple scenarios test field

Antonio De Iorio, Marzio Grasso, Francesco Penta, Giovanni Pio Pucillo, Vincenzo Rosiello, Stefano Lisi, Stefano Rossi, Mario Testa

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    In the present paper the design and construction choices of a test field for the ballast lateral resistance measurement, in order to produce data useful for the development of a numerical model able to simulate the service critical conditions of a continuous welded rail track, are described. Some construction details described herein allow to better understand the methodological approach followed in the design of experiments, the tests management philosophy as well as of the accuracy achieved in their implementation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)593-601
    Number of pages9
    JournalFrattura ed Integrita Strutturale
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014


    • Ballast resistance
    • CWR track
    • Full scale test
    • Railway scenarios simulation
    • Railway track
    • Test field
    • Track stability


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