The bituminous sub-ballast layer within the ballasted rail track allows some mechanical and environmental advantages.An analytical model of a ballasted rail track with sub-ballast layer has been proposed by considering the rail as viscous-elastic continuous beam discretely supported, at four levels of elasticity.The model was used to compare the mechanical performance of both ballasted track with and without bituminous sub-ballast layer. The results confirmed that the bituminous sub-ballast layer reduces the dynamic forces on the ground and achieves the technical objectives as reduction of ground borne vibrations and increase of the design life of the rail track.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|