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The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour

A Handbook for a Railway Track of High Quality

Tzanakakis, Konstantinos

2013, XXXII, 414 p. 200 illus.

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  • Provides the necessary functional knowledge of the track behaviour, covering the function of the various track components, their interaction as elements of the track system, and the interaction of the systems track and railway vehicles
  • Presents important tools and future challenges for infrastructure managers
  • Supplemented with an historical analysis of railway

A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Only if we understand how the whole system works, taking into account its imperfections and how they influence its quality and performance will we be able to learn the rules of the game and “play better.” The book provides the readers with the necessary functional knowledge of track behaviour and comprehensively covers the function of the various track components, their interaction as elements of the track system, as well as the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. By presenting important tools for a deep understanding of track-behaviour this book aims to be a reference guide for infrastructure managers and to help them to find ways improving track quality for optimum long-term behaviour.

 

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » High Performance Railway Track - Infrastructure Manager - Professional Book - Track Costs - Track Design - Track Maintenance - Track Performance - Track System - Track long Term Behaviour

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Production & Process Engineering

Table of contents 

History of Railways – A Quick View.- The External Environment of the Infrastructure.- The Railway Track as a System.- The Track Degradation.- Track Quality.- Design – Construction – Maintenance Aiming at High Performance.- Tools for Rational Maintenance (RAMS and LCC).- Outsourcing Track Maintenance.

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