An Experimental Study of Fastening System on CWR(Continuous Welded Rail) Track Stability

장대레일 궤도의 안정성에 미치는 체결장치의 실험적 연구

  • 김정훈 (고려대학교 건축.사회환경공학과, 미래철도구조시스템연구실) ;
  • 한상윤 (고려대학교 강구조공학협동과정학과) ;
  • 임남형 (충남대학교 토목공학과) ;
  • 강영종 (고려대학교 건축.사회환경공학과)
  • Published : 2007.05.17


Until now, the railway has been constructed using track with jointed rails of relatively short lengths to allow thermal expansion in hot summer months. These joints weaken the track structurally and increase track maintenance cost and power consumption of the running train. The CWR(Continuous Welded Rail) Track is the solution of these drawbacks. Although the CWR track not only reduces the track maintenance cost but also increases the life cycle of track components, the stability of the track is highly affected by change of temperatures and vehicle load. A three dimensional nonlinear analysis which considers rail, fastening system and tie has been performed to understand structural behavior of the CWR track. In this case, the translational and rotational stiffness values of fastening system have not been studied. The fastening system makes ties and rails connect. In this study, the stiffness values of various types of fastening systems which consist of clips, rail-pads and insulators are determined by the experiment. The experimental results of the fastening system are compared with the results of parametric study that is performed to investigate the sensitivity of fastening system on stability of CWR track.