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The Characterization Of The Resistance To Lateral Impact Of The Insulating Parts Of The P2 Rail Fastening

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940211

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

804 kb

Author(s)

J.A. Casado, F. Gutierrez-Solaria, J.A. Polanco & R. de la Guerra

Abstract

The characterization of the resistance to lateral impact of the insulating parts of the P2 rail fastening J.A. Casado, F. Gutierrez-Solaria, J.A. Polanco & R. de la Guerra Departmento de Ciencias e Ingenieria de la Tierra, el Terreno y los Materiales. E.T.S de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, University of Cantabria, E-39005 Santander, Spain ABSTRACT A methodology is established for the laboratory simulation of the lateral impact process generated by the passing of trains on the insulating parts of the P2 rail fastening, which determines the relationship between the dynamic load applied on the insulating parts and their displacements. By comparing the types and forms of fracture obtained in the laboratory tests with those produced in situ on the line the validity of the similarities obtained is proven. To assist in the material selection and design for these parts the mechanical behaviour under impact of different materials (acetalic resin and pol

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