Influence of Structural Parameters on Mechanical Properties of Double-Block Ballastless Track
A high degree of integrity is the most remarkable feature that makes double-block ballastless track different from other ballastless track structure. Based on the beam/plate theory on elastic foundation, influences of several structural parameters (such as size of track slab and support layer, support stiffness of the subgrade, etc) on stress of the ballastless track system under the axle load of 300kN were studied in order to obtain further understanding of the mechanic performance of double-block ballastless track under the train load. Results show that: structure of double-layer combined structure should be adopted to decrease the stress of each layer of ballastless track; the width of support layer should be less than 3.6m; because the ratio of track slab stress to support layer stress is larger than the ratio of their strength, the width of track slab in the double-layer separated structure should be 280mm or less.
Aimin Yang, Jingguo Qu and Xilong Qu
R. Chen et al., "Influence of Structural Parameters on Mechanical Properties of Double-Block Ballastless Track", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 84-85, pp. 188-193, 2011