Track Buckling and CWR-SAFE Application Guide

The objectiives of this project are to: (1) provide a guide which provides background on the phenomenon of track buckling, the factors which cause it it or reduce its likelihood of occurrence, and explains how to use Volpe's continuous welded rail (CWR)-SAFE program for evaluating track buckling potential; and (2) adjust CWR-SAFE, as needed, for easiest use and interpretation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Track and Components


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

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

    Plotkin, Don

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30807

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465228
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM