TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Historic development

1.2 Railways

1.3 Tramways and metro

1.4 Operational aspects

1.5 Geometry of a railway line

1.6 General track considerations

2 WHEEL-RAIL INTERFACE

2.1 Wheel-rail guidance

2.2 Wheelset and track dimensions

2.3 Conicity

2.4 Lateral movement of a wheelset on straight track

2.5 Equivalent conicity

2.6 Worn wheel profiles

2.7 Wheel-rail contact stresses

2.8 Train resistances

3 CURVES AND GRADIENTS.

3.1 General considerations

3.2 Curvature and superelevation in horizontal curves

3.3 Superelevation

3.4 Transition curves

3.5 Cross level transitions

3.6 Curve resistance

3.7 Gradients

3.8 Alignment in mountainous areas

3.9 Computer-aided track design

3.10 PASCOM - software to estimate passenger comfort

4 TRACK LOADS

4.1 In general

4.2 Axle loads

4.3 Line classification

4.4 Tonnages

4.5 Speeds

4.6 Causes and nature of track loads

4.7 Vertical rail forces

4.8 Lateral forces on the rail

4.9 Longitudinal forces

4.10 Influence of higher speeds and increased axle loads

4.11 Wheel flats

4.12 Forces due to bad welds

4.13 Axle box accelerations

5 STATIC TRACK DESIGN

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Supporting models

5.3 Beam on elastic foundation model

5.4 Double beam model

5.5 Pasternak foundation model

5.6 Rail stresses

5.7 Sleeper stresses

5.8 Stresses on ballast bed and formation

5.9 Some analytical exercises

5.10 Computer models

5.11 Two Case ERS designs

6 DYNAMIC TRACK DESIGN

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Dynamic principles

6.3 Track modelling

6.4 Vertical wheel response

6.5 Linear vehicle model

6.6 Estimate of transfer functions using measured data

6.7 Vehicle response analysis in real time

6.8 Relation between Sperling's Ride Index Wz
      and ISO-weighted accelerations

6.9 Applications of advanced dynamic models

6.10 Track response to a moving axle load

7 TRACK STABILITY AND LONGITUDINAL FORCES

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Track stability: finite element modelling

7.3 Longitudinal forces: analytical modelling

7.4 Longitudinal forces: finite element modelling

7.5 Advanced numerical models of track buckling

8 BALLASTED TRACK

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Formation

8.3 Ballast bed

8.4 Rails

8.5 Rail joints and welds

8.6 Sleepers

8.7 Improvements in ballasted tracks

8.8 Fastening systems

8.9 Track on structures with a continuous ballast bed and sleepers

8.10 Reinforcing layers

8.11 Level crossings

8.12 Tramway Track

8.13 Crane Track

9 SLAB TRACK

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Ballasted track versus slab track

9.3 Designs of slab track superstructures

9.4 Sleepers or blocks embedded in concrete

9.5 Structures with asphalt-concrete roadbed

9.6 Prefabricated slabs

9.7 Monolithic slabs and civil structures

9.8 Embedded Rail

9.9 Flexural stiff slabs on top of soft soil

9.10 Clamped and continuously supported rail structures

9.11 EPS as subbase material in railway slab track structures

9.12 Track resilience

9.13 System requirements

9.14 General experiences with slab track systems

9.15 Maintenance statistics of slab track

10 THE RAIL

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Modern rail manufacturing

10.3 Rail properties

10.4 Rail welding

10.5 Rail failures

11 SWITCHES AND CROSSINGS

11.1 The standard turnout

11.2 Geometry of the turnout

11.3 High-speed turnouts

11.4 Vehicle Dynamic

11.5 Notations used for switches and crossings

11.6 Types of turnouts and crossings

11.7 Cross-overs

11.8 Switch calculation

11.9 Production, transport and laying of switches

12 TRACK MAINTENANCE AND RENEWAL

12.1 Introduction

12.2 General maintenance aspects

12.3 Spot maintenance of track geometry

12.4 Rail grinding and reprofiling

12.5 Correcting weld geometry

12.6 Tamping machines

12.7 Stone blowing

12.8 Design overlift tamping

12.9 Ballast profiling and stabilization

12.10 Mechanized track maintenance train

12.11 Ballast cleaner

12.12 Formation rehabilitation machines

12.13 High temperatures

12.14 Maintenance of the track structure

12.15 General observations on track renewal

12.16 Manual track renewal

12.17 Mechanical track renewal

12.18 Switch renewal

12.19 Track laying

12.20 Deterioration of Track Geometry

13 NUMERICAL OPTIMIZATION OF RAILWAY TRACK

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Elements of structural optimization

13.3 MARS method

13.4 Optimal design of embedded rail structure (ERS)

13.5 Determination of ballast lateral resistance using optimization technique

13.6 Identification of dynamic properties of railway track

14 TESTING AND ACCEPTANCE

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Component testing and acceptance

14.3 Structural testing and acceptance

15 NOISE AND VIBRATION

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Some definitions

15.3 Ground vibrations

15.4 Railway noise

16 INSPECTION AND DETECTION SYSTEMS

16.1 Railway Infrastructure Monitoring

16.2 Tunnel monitoring

16.3 Bridge monitoring and management

16.4 Substructure Monitoring

16.5 Monitoring and management of switches and crossings

16.6 Ultrasonic rail Inspection

16.7 Track Recording Cars

16.8 Track recording systems

16.9 Universal measuring coach EURAILSCOUT

16.10 The NS track recording system BMS

16.11 Vehicle response analysis according to VRA

16.12 Results from BMS campaigns

16.13 T-16: FRA's High Speed Research Car

16.14 Rail Profile management

16.15 Rail Defect Management

16.16 Ballast monitoring and management

16.17 Hand-held inspection equipment

16.18 Pandrol Jackson SYS-10 Rail Flaw Detector

17 HIGH-SPEED TRACKS

17.1 Introduction

17.2 The Korean High Speed Railway Project

17.3 Dimension of railway-tunnels

17.4 Maglev Applications

18 TRACK MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

18.1 Introduction

18.2 Basic data needed for prediction and planning

18.3 Track geometry

18.4 Prediction of geometry deterioration

18.5 The basics of the analysis principle

18.6 Monitoring system for wheel defects

18.7 Rational rail management

18.8 ECOTRACK

19 RAILWAY ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

19.1 Railway Asset Management concept

19.2 Development of an AMS

19.3 Railway Assets Locating

19.4 Integrating a Railway Asset Management System

19.5 AMS subsystems

20 LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSIS

20.1 Life cycle costing

20.2 Track Life Cycle Cost DSS

20.3 Recent studies