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Published: Građevinar 72 (2020) 10
Paper type: Preliminary report
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Railway infrastructure in earthquake affected areas

Stjepan Lakušić, Ivo Haladin, Katarina Vranešić

Abstract

In the case o seismic impact on rail infrastructure, even small deformations or damage to track structure can compromise safe operation of rail traffic. Damage can affect track substructure or permanent way of the track, but also the electrification system and safety-signalling devices. Ballast prism will suffer damage in case of greater intensity earthquakes, resulting in the reduction of lateral and longitudinal resistance of track structure. Earthquake action may also cause derailment of moving rail vehicles. Operation of rail vehicles also causes certain levels of vibrations, and so an analysis of subsequent effects of rail traffic.

Keywords
earthquake, rail infrastructure, damage, traffic safety, vibrations, tram

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Lakušić, S., Haladin, I., Vranešić, K. .: Railway infrastructure in earthquake affected areas, GRAĐEVINAR, 72 (2020) 10, pp. 905-922, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2967.2020

OR:

Lakušić, S., Haladin, I., Vranešić, K. . (2020). Railway infrastructure in earthquake affected areas, GRAĐEVINAR, 72 (10), 905-922, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2967.2020

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Authors:
Lakusic Stjepan
Stjepan Lakušić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Department for Transportation Engineering
ivo haladin WEB
Ivo Haladin
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Transportation Engineering
KATARINA WEB
Katarina Vranešić
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering