Concrete Railway Sleepers

Concrete Railway Sleepers

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Description

The use of concrete sleepers in railways started in the 1940s. They are currently used in many countries thoughout the world at a rate of over 12 million per year. This report discusses the various types of sleeper which have been developed - monoblock, two-block, reinforced and prestressed concrete. Separate sections deal with design, rail fastening systems, manufacture, quality control and testing, installation and performance, and research and development.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 200 x 290 x 4mm | 81.65g
  • Thomas Telford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0727703617
  • 9780727703613

Table of contents

Introduction
Design considerations
Rail fastening systems
Manufacturing
Quality control and testing
Installation and field performance
Research and development
Conclusions
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