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Composite railway sleeper: a cost effective and eco-friendly alternative
Australia and New Zealand Student and Young Professionals Congress – ANZSCON2014 (2014)
  • Wahid Ferdous
  • Allan Manalo
  • Thiru Aravinthan
  • Gerard Van Erp
Abstract
High maintenance cost, huge carbon-dioxide emission from cement and steel industries and early failures of the traditional timber, concrete and steel sleepers motivated the composite sleepers as an alternative to replace those in the existing rail track. This poster presented the optimised composite railway sleeper concept and their static performance in laboratory scale. Results found that the optimised shape can reduce two-third volume of materials from the traditional rectangular shape and their behaviour is comparable with timber sleeper.
Keywords
  • Failures of traditional sleeper,
  • Composite sleeper,
  • Optimisation
Publication Date
July 4, 2014
Comments
Peer-reviewed poster
Citation Information
Wahid Ferdous, Allan Manalo, Thiru Aravinthan and Gerard Van Erp. "Composite railway sleeper: a cost effective and eco-friendly alternative" Australia and New Zealand Student and Young Professionals Congress – ANZSCON2014 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wahid_ferdous/4/