Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Railroad Tracks

by F. Arbabi, Michigan Technological Univ, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering

Abstract: The loads acting on railroad tracks due to the passage of trains and the resisting track parameters have a random character. The purpose of this study is to incorporate the random parameters in the analysis of railroad tracks. The changes in the reliability index are determined for variations of load and track parameters.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Railroad tracks | Parameters (statistics) | Stochastic processes | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Load factors

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