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

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  • Antonio De Iorio
  • Marzio Grasso
  • Francesco Penta
  • Giovanni Pio Pucillo
  • Vincenzo Rosiello
  • Stefano Lisi
  • Stefano Rossi
  • Mario Testa
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-601
Number of pages9
JournalFrattura ed Integrita Strutturale
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014


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.


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