TRACK(1.0): A Railroad Track Design and Evaluation Computer Program for Work Planning and Budgetingby Don Plotkin, USACERL, Champaign, United States,
Larry Sandhaas, USACERL, Champaign, United States,
Tirso Alvarez, USACERL, Champaign, United States,
Abstract: This paper describes TRACK, a track structural analysis method and computer program developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories. TRACK is a program for evaluating existing track and for the initial design stage for new track. It provides an evaluation of vertical track support for a given wheel load. TRACK (1.0) is intended for railroads with light traffic frequencies and slow speed operations, as is common on short line and military railroads in U.S.
Subject Headings: Computer software | Railroad tracks | Computer analysis | Structural analysis | Construction engineering | Vehicle loads | Traffic signals
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