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Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure / Edition 1
     

Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure / Edition 1

by A. M. Robinson, A. Kapoor
 

ISBN-10: 1439818738

ISBN-13: 9781439818732

Pub. Date: 11/15/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Fatigue is a major issue affecting safety and quality of service in the railway industry. This book reviews key aspects of this important subject. It begins by providing an overview of the subject, discussing fatigue at the wheel-rail interface and in other aspects of infrastructure. It then considers fatigue in railway and tramway track, looking at causes of

Overview

Fatigue is a major issue affecting safety and quality of service in the railway industry. This book reviews key aspects of this important subject. It begins by providing an overview of the subject, discussing fatigue at the wheel-rail interface and in other aspects of infrastructure. It then considers fatigue in railway and tramway track, looking at causes of potential failure in such areas as rails and fixings as well as sleepers. It also reviews failure points in structures such as embankments and cuttings. The book then analyzes fatigue in railway bridges, looking in particular at masonry arch bridges as well as metal and concrete bridges. Two final chapters review safety and reliability issues affecting escalators and lifts.

Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure is a helpful reference for those in the railway industry responsible for infrastructure maintenance as well as those researching this important subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439818732
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Fatigue in railways: an overview, R A Smith

Fatigue in railway and tramway track, L Lesley

Fatigue in railway bridges, M Gilbert

Safety and reliability issues affecting escalators and moving walks in railway stations, K Behrens

Design, safety and reliability of lifts in railway stations, H Kohlbecker

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