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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.11 P.1846-1855


Field investigation on effects of railway track geometric parameters on rail wear

Author(s):  SADEGHI J., AKBARI B.

Affiliation(s):  School of Railway Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran

Corresponding email(s):   Javad_sadeghi@iust.ac.ir

Key Words:  Rail wear, Vertical and lateral wear, Superelevation, Gauge, Longitudinal slope, Track geometry

SADEGHI J., AKBARI B.. Field investigation on effects of railway track geometric parameters on rail wear[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(11): 1846-1855.

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rail wear has dramatic impact on track performance, ride quality and maintenance costs. The amount of rail wear is influenced by various elements among which geometric parameters play an important role. The amount of wear in Iran’s railway lines and its imposed maintenance costs oblige us to make modifications on the various geometrical parameters. In order to ensure the effectiveness of these changes, it is necessary to investigate these parameters and their effects on the wear. This research is aimed at studying the effects of different track geometrical parameters on the vertical and lateral wear by conducting a three phase field investigation. The first phase was carried out at the switches of a station, the second phase at a straight line, and the third at a curved line out of the station. The results obtained are analyzed and the role of each track geometrical parameter in the rail wear is discussed. Recommendations for prevention or reduction of rail wear are presented.

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