Experimental research on faatigue strenght of prototype under sleeper pads used in the ballasted rail track systems

Cezary Kraśkiewicz , Artur Zbiciak , Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka , Andrzej Michał Piotrowski


The present paper discusses static and dynamic characteristics of various under sleeper pads (USP) that are to be used in the ballasted track systems as resilient vibroacoustic isolators. Four different USP samples were put to fatigue tests and static and dynamic bedding moduli were determined. The purpose of the tests, which were carried out up to 500 thousand load cycles, was to determine which USP have favourable and which unfavourable properties, taking into account their potential application as the elements used for energy dissipation and reduction of noise and vibration. The obtained results allowed the authors to indicate samples with a potential for further analysis and to reject those, which did not satisfy the adopted criteria.
Author Cezary Kraśkiewicz (FCE / IRB)
Cezary Kraśkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Roads and Bridges
, Artur Zbiciak (FCE / IRB)
Artur Zbiciak,,
- The Institute of Roads and Bridges
, Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka (FCE / ICE)
Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Andrzej Michał Piotrowski (FCE / ICE)
Andrzej Michał Piotrowski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesArchives of Civil Engineering, [Archiwum Inżynierii Lądowej], ISSN 1230-2945, e-ISSN 2300-3103
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in English under sleeper pads, vibration damping, fatigue strength
ASJC Classification2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
URL http://journals.pan.pl/dlibra/publication/131786/edition/115116/content
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)100
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 03-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.866
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