Tag Archive: Railway sleepers

May 23

An alternative approach to track settlement prediction

An alternative approach to track settlement prediction Ognibene, Giacomo,¬†Le Pen, Louis,¬†Harkness, John,¬†Zervos, Antonios¬†and¬†Powrie, William¬†(2021)¬†An alternative approach to track settlement prediction. ¬†In¬†4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG), Illinois, Chicago, United States. 23 – 26 May 2021.¬†13 pp¬†.¬†(In Press) Advances in Transportation Geotechnics IV¬†pp 99-112 Record type:¬†Conference or Workshop Item (Paper) URI:¬†http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/450769 Abstract Many empirical …

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Mar 09

CASE STUDY: A CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS OF RAILWAY SLEEPERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

CDT SIS Student Georgios Rempelos, supervisor Prof John Preston, Transportation Group. One area which has proven particularly controversial is the question of which sleeper material minimises whole-life greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as wood tends to be viewed as being a less carbon-intensive material than concrete. In terms of both environmental and economic performance, it is …

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Feb 28

A carbon footprint analysis of railway sleepers in the United Kingdom

Georgios Rempelos, Prof Jonathan Preston and Dr Simon Blainey Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 1361-9209 Scopus rating (2019):¬†CiteScore 7.7¬†SJR 1.662¬†SNIP 2.05 10.1016/j.trd.2020.102285 Abstract This paper provides an assessment of the lifecycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with the four most common sleeper (railroad tie or cross-tie in North America) types present in the …

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Jul 03

Evaluating the performance of different sleeper shapes and materials

Toshan Rampat, Dr Louis Le Pen, Prof William Powrie, Dr John Harkness and Dr Antonios Zervos Railway Engineering-2019 15th International Conference & Exhibition 3rd -4th July 2019 Abstract Sleepers are conventionally designed in a cuboid shape of similar volume regardless of the material of construction. However, the bending stiffness and load transfer into the track …

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Jul 01

EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT SLEEPER SHAPES AND MATERIALS

EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT SLEEPER SHAPES AND MATERIALS Toshan Rampat, Louis Le Pen, William Powrie, John Harkness T.C.Rampat@soton.ac.uk, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom In¬†Railway Engineering-2019: 15th International Conference & Exhibition. Published date:¬†1 July 2019 URI:¬†http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434411 KEYWORDS: Sleeper shapes, support conditions, composite, finite difference, finite element ABSTRACT Sleepers …

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