Longitudinal Behaviour of Embedded Rails
Keywords:embedded rail, longitudinal behaviour, breathing length of ERS
The longitudinal behaviour of embedded rails significantly differs from that of ballasted and slab track with direct rail fastening. As the ambient temperature rises and falls, rails expand and contract, imposing stresses on the channel and the embedding compound. In my article I presented the creation of a method that makes the calculation and the checking of embedded rails simpler and becomes closer to everyday engineering mentality. My design process includes an analysis of displacement and normal forces along the rail axis.