INFLUENCE OF THE BALLAST RESISTANCE ON THE STABILITY OF CONTINUOUS WELDED RAIL

Abstract

The article is about the issue of the influence of ballast resistance on the stability of the Continuous Welded Rail. The ballast resistance affects both the longitudinal and transverse displacements. It depends on the quality of the ballast, the degree of its compaction and contamination. The article contains an analysis of the impact of ballast resistance on the track based on the Finite Difference Method. The calculations showed that the resistance value directly affects the allowable critical force and the maximum temperature rise in the rail that does not endanger the safety of railway traffic.

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