The construction of high-speed railways includes a wide variety of aspects, ranging from safety to new types of equipment and construction solutions. All these require state-of-art technologies, and in recent years design concepts for high-speed railways have improved.
The focus in this volume is on the interaction between rail track and bridges. Track-bridge interaction sets a limit to the vibration and deformability of structures, so that accelerations, stresses and track deformations are controlled, circulation safety is satisfied, and design solutions for bridges are determined.
Track-Bridge Interaction on High-Speed Railways presents the latest research on the interaction between rail track and bridges, and will be invaluable to civil engineers involved in the design, construction and maintenance of high-speed railways and bridges, and to researchers and graduate and undergraduate engineering students with an interest in this field.
Selected Contents: Preface; 1 New evolutions for high speed rail line bridge design criteria and corresponding design procedures; 2 Service limit states for railway bridges in new Design Codes IAPF and Eurocodes; 3 Track-bridge interaction problems in bridge design; 4 Controlling track-structure interaction in seismic conditions; 5 Track-structure interaction and seismic design of the bearings system for some viaducts of Ankara-Istanbul HSRL project; 6 Track structure interactions for the Taiwan High Speed Rail project; 7 Track-bridge interaction – the SNCF experience; 8 Some experiences on track-bridge interaction in Japan; 9 Numerical methods for the analysis of longitudinal interaction between track and structure;
10 Longitudinal track-bridge interaction for load-sequences; 11 Structural analysis of high speed rail bridge substructures. Application to three Spanish case studies; 12 The Italian experience: Two case studies; 13 Rail expansion joints – the underestimated track work material?; 14 Dynamic aspects of the high-speed railway bridge across the Hollandsch Diep; 15 Track-structure interaction in long railway bridges; 16 Track-bridge interaction in railway lines: Application to the study of the bridge over the River Moros; Author index; Subject index