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Published: Građevinar 71 (2019) 10
Paper type: Subject review
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Overview and evaluation of ride comfort on tram tracks

Ivo Haladin, Stjepan Lakušić, Marijan Bogut

Abstract

An overview of methods for evaluating comfort on tram tracks is given in this paper. Tramway systems differ in many aspects from standard railway tracks and, therefore, standards developed for standard rail lines have to be analysed and evaluated. Equivalent level of vibrations, Sperling ride index, and several methods proposed in EN 12299 are described, and these methods are compared on two trial tram sections 21 km in total length. Conclusions and recommendations for measuring ride comfort on tram tracks are presented.

Keywords
tram tracks, vibrations, tramway, Sperling index, ride comfort, EN 12299, ISO 2631

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Haladin, I., Lakušić, S., Bogut, M.: Overview and evaluation of ride comfort on tram tracks, GRAĐEVINAR, 71 (2019) 10, pp. 901-921, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2731.2019

OR:

Haladin, I., Lakušić, S., Bogut, M. (2019). Overview and evaluation of ride comfort on tram tracks, GRAĐEVINAR, 71 (10), 901-921, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2731.2019

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Authors:
ivo haladin WEB
Ivo Haladin
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Transportation Engineering
Lakusic Stjepan
Stjepan Lakušić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Department for Transportation Engineering
Bogut WEB
Marijan Bogut
Končar – Electrical Engineering Institute, Croatia