A comparison study for the Axial forte of Longer Rail

장척레일 축력 비교 연구

  • 민경주 ((주)철도안전연구소 연구개발부) ;
  • 이성욱 (Korail 대전지사 시설팀) ;
  • 박대희 (Korail 시설기술단 선로관리팀)
  • Published : 2009.05.21


Form the application of long rail system the non-ballast steel plate bridges, fatigue strength increase and rail noise reduction can be expected. This is mainly form the reduction of the rail impact at the rail joint locations which already made to behave together from welds. In the high speed rail, application of long rail system is essential because without long rail system, the required serviceability level can not be achieved. But even with this long rail systems, the thermal expansion from the girder can not be absorbed in the normal bearing systems, and these expansion cause between girder and rail. Also unexpected rail buckling and fracture through rail thermal tension may happen. It was found through numerical analysis and field measurement that these problems can be avoided by semi-fixed bearing system. In this study, the benefits of non-ballast plate bridge through long rail system, especially at the point of girder stability, girder stiffness increase and bearing maintenance will be reviewed.