An Experimental Study of Diminution of Ballast Track Bridges Vibration due to the Variation of Ballast Depth

도상두께 변화에 따른 유도상교량 궤도 진동저감의 실험적 연구

  • 권순정 (한국철도공사, 연구원 기술연구처) ;
  • 이상배 (한국철도공사, 시설기술단 선로관리처) ;
  • 홍천희 (한국철도공사, 시설기술단 시설계획처)
  • Published : 2011.05.26


Railway bridges are divided into ballastless and ballast track bridges. The ballast abrasion occurs on the ballast track upon bridges more than soil roadbed because the track vibration occurs a lot in the ballast track upon bridges due to girder vibration when a train's weight is loaded onto track even though the identical ballast is used. The phenomena of mud pumping especially, which occurs when drainage is not properly secured for heavy rain, leads to the increase of maintenance work load and the decline of ride comfort. There are countermeasures such as ballast change, installation of cross-drainage for poor drainage, gutter establishment, ballast lifting methods, ballast mats and resilient sleepers laying for the mud pumping. The ballast thickness range in domestic railroad construction rule is uniformly set up according to the design speed of railroad and passing tonnage of train without considering field conditions which is considered in foreign railroad companies. The purpose of this study is to verify the effect of vibration decrease by measuring the acceleration, displacement and ride comfort of ballast track with the change of ballast thickness on the ballast track bridges and to suggest the optimal height of ballast on the Yocheon Bridge built for the test in Honam Line.