New Transition Wedge Design Composed by Prefabricated Reinforced Concrete Slabs

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Real-Herráiz,Julia; Zamorano-Martín,Clara; Real-Herráiz,Teresa; Morales-Ivorra,Silvia;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Marcílio Alves
  • Journal: Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures (issn: 1679-7825)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/1679-78252556
  • Subject: Transition wedges | QC120-168.85 | railway infrastructure | TA349-359 | track stiffness | Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics | Descriptive and experimental mechanics | granular wedges

Abstract Important track degradation occurs in structure-embankment transitions, in which an abrupt change in track vertical stiffness arises, leading to a reduction in passengers comfort and safety. Although granular wedges are suggested by different railroad administr... View more