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UDK: 625.151.001.7
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Published: Građevinar 54 (2002) 8
Paper type: Preliminary report
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Special rail damage at switches

Branko Pollak, Goran Ante Bajić

Abstract

Special type of damage to contact faces of rails, as observed on switches installed within the network of Croatian railways, are described. The passage of axle assembly over a portion of the switching device and over switch portions where rails are not fixed to the base, are presented in more detail. Possible causes of such special damage are presented and the influence of such damage to traffic safety is analyzed. A general testing and monitoring procedure that could lead to more accurate conclusions is proposed.

Keywords
contact face of the rail, rail damage, traffic safety, testing, rail, switch

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Pollak, B., Bajić, G. A.: Special rail damage at switches , GRAĐEVINAR, 54 (2002) 8

OR:

Pollak, B., Bajić, G. A. (2002). Special rail damage at switches , GRAĐEVINAR, 54 (8)
Authors:

Branko Pollak
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Goran Ante Bajić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering