TRACK(1.0): A Railroad Track Design and Evaluation Computer Program for Work Planning and Budgeting

by Don Plotkin, USACERL, Champaign, United States,
Larry Sandhaas, USACERL, Champaign, United States,
Tirso Alvarez, USACERL, Champaign, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure: Planning and Management


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: Railroad tracks | Rail transportation | Computer software | Budgets | Construction engineering | Vehicle loads | Traffic signals | Structural control

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