Analysis of railway ballast pollution in regard to traffic load and mechanical impacts

Johannes Neuhold*, Matthias Landgraf

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Not only railway operation and environmental pollution, but also mechanical impacts such as tamping contribute to the degradation of railway track ballast layers. An extensive literature review is carried out in this study investigating to what extent mechanical impacts contribute to ballast pollution. The aim is to derive further research requirements should this prove to be necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalEisenbahntechnische Rundschau
Issue numberScience/2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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