Concrete Railway Sleepers

Concrete Railway Sleepers

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 200 x 290 x 4mm | 81.65g
  • ICE Publishing
  • 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 Conclusionsshow more