Measurement of in-service insulated rail joint tie plate response

Mayers, Adam & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2012) Measurement of in-service insulated rail joint tie plate response. In Proceedings of the Conference on Railway Engineering 2012, Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, pp. 43-52.

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This paper presents the results of a recent investigation into Insulated Rail Joint Tie Plate fatigue failures. In particular it focuses on the results of data obtained through field strain gauge and accelerometer measurements of in-service Insulated Rail Joint Tie Plates. These measurements have identified a significant variability in the strains present in similar joints operating under identical load conditions. This variability in stress invariably has a significant influence on the life of the joints. The results of rainflow counting and a fatigue analysis are also presented.

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ID Code: 53821
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Insulated Rail Joint Tie Plate , Fatigue Failures, Load Conditions, Joint Life
ISBN: 9780987398901
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2012 02:24
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:11

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