Title: Effect of gap on vertical deformation and deterioration stress of CRTS-I ballastless track

Authors: Cuiying Yu; Jun Xiang; Yang Zhou; Jianhong Mao; Kai Gong

Addresses: School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410075, China; School of Architectural Engineering, Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang 330044, China ' School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410075, China ' Jiangsu Provincial Traffic Planning and Design Institute Limited Company, Nanjing 210005, China ' College of Metropolitan Transportation, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China ' School of Civil and Architectural Engineering, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China

Abstract: To explore the influence of gap on deformation and deterioration stress of track structure, a finite element model of CRTS-I slab ballastless track with gap is established by ABAQUS on the basis of plastic damage constitutive relation of concrete. The effects of different sizes and different positions of gap on displacement and stress of the track structure are calculated and analysed. The influence law of gap on deformation and deterioration stress is drawn by comparison with the calculation of normal track structure. The results show that increasing gap size sharply increases vertical displacement of both rails and slab and also seriously deteriorates transversal and longitudinal stress on the track slab to a great extent. Moreover, the effect of gap at slab centre on deteriorated stress and deformation is less than that of gap at slab end. The study can obviously provide theoretical reference for the maintenance standard.

Keywords: railway engineering; ballastless track; gap; deformation; deterioration stress.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSI.2018.093895

International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 2018 Vol.12 No.1/2/3, pp.76 - 109

Available online: 24 Jul 2018 *

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