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Investigating the Prominent Failure Mode of Cut Spikes Used in Elastic Fastening Systems

Document Series
Research Results
Author
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 20-09
Office
RPD-31
Subject Track
Keywords
Elastic fastener, broken spike, spike failure mode, vertical rail force, lateral rail force, longitudinal rail force, wood tie, wood species, wood tie damage, finite element analysis

Last updated: Friday, May 29, 2020