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Effects of Expansion of Sleeper Span at the Deck End of a Long Continuous Bridge on Train Safety and Track Stability
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 Title & Authors
Effects of Expansion of Sleeper Span at the Deck End of a Long Continuous Bridge on Train Safety and Track Stability
Yang, Sin-Chu;
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 Abstract
Long continuous bridge deck can become contracted considerably as temperature drops, which can lead to a large expansion of sleeper span at the end of it. Since this huge sleeper span then can cause problems both with safety of train operation and structural stability of tracks, it is necessary to take the issue into consideration systematically in the designing process of the bridge. In this paper, an evaluation process through the analysis of train-track interaction was presented which can basically review the effects of the expansion of sleeper span at the end of long continuous bridge deck on the safety of the train and the structural stability of the track. The analyses of the interaction between the light rail train and tracks were carried out targeting the sleeper span as a main parameter. The safety of train operation and structural stability of tracks in a light rail system due to the expansion of the sleeper span were evaluated by comparing the numerical results with the related criteria.
 Keywords
Long Span Bridge;Sleeper Span;Safety of a Train;Structural Stability of Track;Train-track Interaction;
 Language
Korean
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