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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Insulated Rail Joint Tie Plate , Fatigue Failures, Load Conditions, Joint Life|
|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 12:24|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2012 11:08|
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