Comprehensive verification of the behavior of the continuous welded rail on the bridge

Authors

  • Jiří Vendel Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • Otto Plášek Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • Jan Valehrach Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • Tomáš Říha Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • Václav Mach Independent Researcher, Bílovice, Czech Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14311/APP.2022.35.0054

Keywords:

continuous welded rail, longitudinal resistance, thermal expansivity

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to verify the real behavior of the continuous welded rail on the bridge with a longer expansion length than allowed by Czech national regulations. Special attention is focused on the rate of interaction of the continuous welded rail and the bridge, which decisively affects the stress state in the continuous welded rail when the temperature changes. In order to improve the result and increase the accuracy of observation, two measuring methods (geodetic and strain gauge) were chosen while recording the temperature conditions of individual components of the system were simultaneously recorded.

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Published

2022-05-10