E3S Web of Conf.
Volume 402, 2023International Scientific Siberian Transport Forum - TransSiberia 2023
|Number of page(s)
|Geotechnical Engineering, Road and Bridge Construction
|19 July 2023
Evaluating the efficiency of rail gauge maintenance in Siberia
Siberian State Transport University, Dusi Kovalchuk str., 191., 630049, Novosibirsk, Russia
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The state of gauge geometry is the basis for safe and uninterrupted train operations under the mixed traffic conditions, as well as in the sections where trains with increased weight and length, including wagons with an increased axle load, are handled. When passing such trains, the state of gauge geometry deteriorates. This leads to increased labour costs for track maintenance, which is also caused by climatic features. Under such conditions, it is important to carry out effective gauge maintenance works. To analyse an impact of maintenance on gauge geometry, it is offered to determine the effect of uneven settlement of the under sleeper base in spring on the dynamics of each type of deviation. To evaluate the efficiency of preventive track alignment in the plan and profile, an analysis of graphical charts for the state of gauge geometry depending on track maintenance by gangs of track fitters and preventive track alignment by machine systems was carried out. It is also revealed that the efficiency of preventive alignment is significantly reduced under harsh climatic conditions, especially for the tonnage handled exceeding 600 million tonnes gross, and should therefore be carried out more frequently.
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