EFFECTS OF TRAM TRACK DESIGN AND EXPLOITATION PARAMETERS ON GAUGE DIVERGENCE

2nd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure (CETRA 2012)

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Title EFFECTS OF TRAM TRACK DESIGN AND EXPLOITATION PARAMETERS ON GAUGE DIVERGENCE
 
Creator Stjepan Lakušić; University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering Department for Transportation
Maja Ahac; University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering Department for Transportation
Ivo Haladin; University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering Department for Transportation
 
Subject tram track, gauge measurement, horizontal geometry, superstructure, traffic volume
 
Description The main objectives of the tram track design process are the rational use of urban traffic areas, while ensuring a safe and comfortable ride and long exploitation life. Generally, the guidelines for the design and maintenance of tram tracks in Zagreb, as a special group of track structures, have been developed based on engineering practices and experiences gained in the design and maintenance of railway systems. According to these guidelines, an important parameter in determining the needs for rehabilitation of tram tracks is the track gauge. The paper describes the examination of the impact of traffic volume, horizontal geometry design and incorporated elements of track superstructure on the increase in gauge divergence as decisive factor for the track reconstruction. The study is based on ten–year follow–up of changes of the tram tracks gauge. By classification and analysis of data collected by gauge measuring at more than 7 km of Zagreb tram tracks the impact of the route design and traffic volume on the process of track degradation is defined.
 
Publisher CETRA 2012
 
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Date 2017-02-28 17:36:09
 
Type Peer-reviewed Paper
 
Identifier http://master.grad.hr/cetra/ocs/index.php/cetra/cetra2012/paper/view/209
 
Source CETRA 2012; 2nd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure
 
Language en
 
Rights <p>Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:<br /> <strong>a)</strong> Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution License</a>, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference. <br /> <strong>b)</strong> Submitted full papers will be published in the book of proceedings "Road and Rail Infrastructure II" as well as in digital form (on a CD). Conference organiser is allowed to publish author's names, institution and country as well as the paper abstract on the conference web site.</p>
 

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