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Design methodology of slab track systems
ByK. Giannakos & S. Tsoukantas
Pages 8

S. Tsoukantas National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

ABSTRACT: The substantial ballast wear in high-speed lines has led to the adoption of the slab track. In this paper a methodology for the calculation of the actions applied on the slab track and the design philosophy of such systems are presented. The role of the fastenings is also discussed.