Application of test methods for tool wear in quality control of railway ballast

Christine Latal, Holger Bach*, Kurosch Thuro

*Corresponding author for this work

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The resistance of aggregates to abrasion estimated by the Micro-Deval test is an important mechanical parameter for aggregates used as railway ballast. At present, testing intervals are sparse due to the cost of the tests. Cost-efficient testing methods would be greatly appreciated. A detailed study of the applicability of alternative testing methods, as commonly used to estimate the potential of a rock or soil to cause wear to a tool (LCPC Abroy test and Cerchar test), demonstrates the advantage of implementing these testing methods in addition to the recommended tests.

Translated title of the contributionAnwendung von Werkzeugverschleißtests zur Qualitätssicherung von Bahnschotter
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-337
Number of pages11
JournalGeomechanics and Tunnelling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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