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Railroad Ballast Movements Pattern Recognition by Using ...

2021-8-5 · Liu S, Huang H, Qiu T (2015, March) Laboratory development and testing of “SmartRock” for railroad ballast using discrete element modelling. In: 2015 joint rail conference, pp V001T01A019–V001T01A019.

Design of Ballasted Railway Track Foundations using ...

2017-2-20 · method for ballasted railway track foundations using advanced numerical modelling, with special reference to high speed trains. In recent years, congestion on highways symptomizes that railways have become the most popular means of public ... fact that ballast can be liable for up to 40% of the total track deformation. Besides,

Railroad Ballast Fouling Detection Using Ground ...

2006-9-30 · Railroad Ballast Fouling Detection Using Ground Penetrating Radar – A New Approach Based on Scattering from Voids Roger ROBERTS, John RUDY, GSSI, Salem, NH, USA Imad AL-QADI, Erol TUTUMLUER, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA Jeff BOYLE, Sperry Rail Service, Danbury, CN, USA Abstract. Railroad ballast is the uniformly-graded aggregate ...

Identification of ballast condition using SmartRock and ...

In railroad, unfavorable ballast performances (e.g., ballast fouling, loss of lateral confinement) can lead to deterioration of upper structures such as the rail and tie. Therefore, accurate and timely monitoring of ballast condition is critical for rail safety operation and effective maintenance. In this paper, a series of ballast box tests ...

(PDF) Railroad Ballast Fouling Detection Using Ground ...

Railroad ballast is the uniformly-graded aggregate between and underneath railroad ties. The purpose of ballast is to provide support for the heavy loading applied by trains.

DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING OF RAILROAD BALLAST

2017-3-3 · Using the DEM ballast model, individual effects of aggregate particle size distributions and shape properties on railroad ballast strength, lateral stability, and settlement potential were studied. From the DEM simulation results, it was found that aggregate particle size distribution and shape have significant impact on ballast performances.

ABRASION TESTS FOR RAILROAD BALLAST

abrasion tests for railroad ballast Mechanical abrasion tests are an important basis for evaluating the suitability of rock use as railroad ballast. This paper considers three such tests: Los Angeles abrasion, the test primarily used by North American railroads ; Deval abrasion, the test primarily used by British Rail; and mill abrasion, a ...

Why There Is No Ballast on High Speed Rail Track?

2021-3-20 · 1. Ballast Maintenance It need to maintenance at regular time, replace and clean the ballast are the main work of the maintenance. Vehicles passing by bring shake of the rail track and the ballast, long time’s vibration may cause the subgrade soil squashing into the ballast, which will weaken the hardness of roadbed and lower the rail surface.

Using the Ground to Reduce Transportation Noise

2014-9-21 · Rail (continued) • ATS measurements near ballast & tie track (continued) • Trackside measured levels at a distance of 7.5 ft to NB inside rail and 3.3 ft to SB inside rail – NB track about 7.5 dB quieter than SB track – Considering distance alone accounts for about 3.6 dB – Remaining 3.9-dB difference at least partially due to ballast

Aggregates » Railway Recycling

2021-3-9 · Screened recycled aggregate. Graded to Highways Works and rail ballast specifications. Available ‘dry screened’ nationwide or ‘washed’ from Whitemoor LDC, Cambridgeshire. For use as a piling aggregate (6C spec), porous sub base applications and as a recycled option for track bed material. Also used as a base material in equestrian arena ...

Design of Ballasted Railway Track Foundations using ...

2017-2-20 · method for ballasted railway track foundations using advanced numerical modelling, with special reference to high speed trains. In recent years, congestion on highways symptomizes that railways have become the most popular means of public ... fact that ballast can be liable for up to 40% of the total track deformation. Besides,

Identification of ballast condition using SmartRock and ...

2019-10-10 · In railroad, unfavorable ballast performances (e.g., ballast fouling, loss of lateral confinement) can lead to deterioration of upper structures such as the rail and tie. Therefore, accurate and timely monitoring of ballast condition is critical for rail safety operation and effective maintenance.

Identification of ballast condition using SmartRock and ...

In railroad, unfavorable ballast performances (e.g., ballast fouling, loss of lateral confinement) can lead to deterioration of upper structures such as the rail and tie. Therefore, accurate and timely monitoring of ballast condition is critical for rail safety operation and effective maintenance. In this paper, a series of ballast box tests ...

Research on Railroad Ballast Specification and Evaluation

Research on Railroad Ballast Specification and Evaluation GERALD P. RAYMOND ABSTRACT Research leading to recommended procedures for ballast selection and grading are presented. The ballast selection procedure is also presented and offers a sequential screening process to eliminate undesirable materials. The procedure

DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING OF RAILROAD BALLAST

2017-3-3 · Using the DEM ballast model, individual effects of aggregate particle size distributions and shape properties on railroad ballast strength, lateral stability, and settlement potential were studied. From the DEM simulation results, it was found that aggregate particle size distribution and shape have significant impact on ballast performances.

Railroad Ballast Testing and Properties

2018-3-1 · The International Symposium on Railroad Ballast Testing and Properties, sponsored by ASTM Committees D18 (Soil and Rock) and C09 (Concrete and Concrete Ag-gregates), was held in two sessions on 24 January 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A Numerical Study of Railway Ballast Subjected to Direct ...

Railway ballast is a coarse granular material used to carry train loads and provide drainage for the rail tracks. This study presents numerical explorations of the mechanical performance of ballast aggregates subjected to direct shear tests. The discrete element method (DEM) was used to investigate the microscopic characteristics of ballast aggregates during shearing while considering contact ...

Using the Ground to Reduce Transportation Noise

2014-9-21 · Rail (continued) • ATS measurements near ballast & tie track (continued) • Trackside measured levels at a distance of 7.5 ft to NB inside rail and 3.3 ft to SB inside rail – NB track about 7.5 dB quieter than SB track – Considering distance alone accounts for about 3.6 dB – Remaining 3.9-dB difference at least partially due to ballast

Dielectric Constant Measurement of Railroad Ballast and ...

2009-4-23 · clay were calculated using Eq. 3 and presented in Fig. 3. The following findings can be observed: • Granite ballast ha s a smaller dielectric cons tant than lim eston e ballas t at the sam e fouling level. • The dielectric constant of bulk ballast increases with the fouling level increase.

Crushed Rock Track Ballast Specification

2019-11-1 · include rail equipment layover yards and maintenance facility tracks. This specification is intended to identify suitable supply sources for track ballast on Metrolinx new, rehabilitated, and maintenance track infrastructure. 1.2 DEFINITIONS .1 Ballast: Ballast is a free draining coarse aggregate used to support railway tracks.

Railroad ballast performance improvement using GEOWEB ...

2018-1-25 · Railroad ballast performance improvement using GEOWEB® Posted January 25, 2018 by Katie Bocskor. Every year, railroads dedicate a great deal of capital and maintenance expense towards the creation and upkeep of high quality ballast layers. Enduring well-designed ballast is quite literally the foundation on which a successful rail line operates.

Geomechanical Modelling of Railroad Ballast: A Review ...

2019-12-16 · In railway ballast applications, most of the DEM models for railroad ballast in the literature used the soft sphere discrete element method. Saussine et al. [ 152 ] and Lim and McDowell [ 153 ] were the first people who simulate the mechanical behaviour of railroad ballast using DEM.

Railroad Ballast Evaluation Using Ground-Penetrating

2019-2-13 · Railroad Ballast Evaluation Using Ground-Penetrating Radar Laboratory Investigation and Field Validation Zhen Leng and Imad L. Al-Qadi 110 Ballast fouling in the railroad substructure is detrimental to the effective-ness of the railroad track and its structural capacity. The early detection

RAILROAD BALLAST DENSITY MEASUREMENT

railroad ballast density measurement Because existing methods were unsuitable for measuring the in-situ density of railroad ballast, studies were conducted to develop a new technique. A laboratory investigation was made of the various factors affecting the measurement of density in railroad ballast, which typically is composed of open-graded ...

Dynamic Properties Evaluation of Railway Ballast Using ...

2018-9-17 · railway ballast, the accelerometer is attached on the concrete cube located on top of railway ballast. The concrete cube is considered as a mass in the single degree of freedom system, as shown in Figure 1. The vibration characteristics of ballast are considered using Prosig P8004 noise and vibration measurement systems (Figure 2). The ballast ...

DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING OF RAILROAD BALLAST

2017-3-3 · Using the DEM ballast model, individual effects of aggregate particle size distributions and shape properties on railroad ballast strength, lateral stability, and settlement potential were studied. From the DEM simulation results, it was found that aggregate particle size distribution and shape have significant impact on ballast performances.

Stress-strain behaviour of railway ballast under static ...

2017-1-7 · Stress-strain behaviour of railway ballast under static loading using Finite element Method Indramohan1, Anand Singh. 2,Pankaj Goswami. 3 . Abstract-In railway engineering, finite element method is used to analyse the behaviour of railway track. This method is valuable to determine the important parameter of track at static and dynamic loading ...

Modeling Behaviour of Railway Ballast in Prismoidal ...

2017-1-24 · Modeling TriaxialBehaviour of Railway Ballast in Prismoidal Apparatus using DEM Vizcarra et al.B 1178 1. Introduction Researches about ballast behaviour using Discrete element method (DEM) were published by Lobo-Guerrero&Vallejo [1], Tutumluer et al [2] and Saussine et al [3], they showed the capability and versatility to use this numerical model.

Method and system for calculating railroad track ballast ...

What is claimed is: 1. A system for calculating ballast resistance between two parallel rails forming a railway track at a crossing, the system comprising: a) a power source device to generate a voltage waveform and a corresponding current waveform through a track at a known frequency; b) a sensor to measure a phase angle between the voltage waveform and current waveform over a specified ...

Crushed Rock Track Ballast Specification

2019-11-1 · include rail equipment layover yards and maintenance facility tracks. This specification is intended to identify suitable supply sources for track ballast on Metrolinx new, rehabilitated, and maintenance track infrastructure. 1.2 DEFINITIONS .1 Ballast: Ballast is a free draining coarse aggregate used to support railway tracks.

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