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Synthetic Energy Absorbing Composite for Improved Track Performance

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to study the performance of a novel synthetic energy absorbing composite (SEAC) placed beneath the railway ballast to minimise degradation. The use of coal wash and steel slag blended with shredded recycled rubber as SEAC constituents is environmentally beneficial. The role of SEAC with respect to impact and cyclic loads will be assessed through extensive geotechnical laboratory and numerical analysis. The research outcomes based on the proposed energy considerations will lead to improved track design and analysis in view of stability, safety and operational efficiency.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2021

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP180101916

Local Award Id


  • 124743

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to study the performance of a novel synthetic energy absorbing composite (SEAC) placed beneath the railway ballast to minimise degradation. The use of coal wash and steel slag blended with shredded recycled rubber as SEAC constituents is environmentally beneficial. The role of SEAC with respect to impact and cyclic loads will be assessed through extensive geotechnical laboratory and numerical analysis. The research outcomes based on the proposed energy considerations will lead to improved track design and analysis in view of stability, safety and operational efficiency.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2021

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP180101916

Local Award Id


  • 124743