Application of Track Stiffness Measurements

There is increasing interest in and capability to measure track stiffness as an indicator of ballast and subgrade condition, but limited work on interpreting the data. This project will focus on gaining a better understanding of the significance of track stiffness measurements and how to apply this data in a meaningful way for track fault diagnosis and maintenance planning. The next efforts will involve investigating correlations between various types of stiffness measurements, combined with other track measures, and ballast and subgrade conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Track-Train Interaction Safety


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Plotkin, Don

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Technology Center, Incorporated

    55500 DOT Road
    Pueblo, CO  United States  81001
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30809

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465227
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM