Impact hammer testing of a railway track

E. Balic, C. McNally, D. Hester

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Abstract

Non-destructive dynamic testing such as excitation techniques that use an instrumented hammer and mounted accelerometers has been previously employed for evaluation of structural condition of the track. This paper shows in-situ application of impact hammer testing on an inactive railway line. The testing was done at two locations that had different substructure condition. Elements of railway track such as sleepers and rail were excited at different positions and the response was recorded at different points along the rail and sleeper. Corresponding frequencies and accelerance functions of railway track elements from different locations are calculated and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, BCRRA 2017
EditorsImad L. Al-Qadi, A. Tom Scarpas, Andreas Loizos
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages2041-2046
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138295957
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2017
Event10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, BCRRA 2017 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, BCRRA 2017
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period28/06/201730/06/2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Balic, E., McNally, C., & Hester, D. (2017). Impact hammer testing of a railway track. In I. L. Al-Qadi, A. T. Scarpas, & A. Loizos (Eds.), Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, BCRRA 2017 (pp. 2041-2046). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315100333-289