An Examination on Performance of Railway Sleepers
Suresh Kumar A1, Muthukannan M2
1Suresh Kumar A, Department of Civil Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Muthukannan M, Department of Civil Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 26 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 37-44 | Volume-8 Issue-4S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10101284S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1010.1284S219
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Abstract: The main focus of railways is of all economies, transporting items, and passengers. The important role of sleepers is the performance of track and rail transport safety. In sleeper manufacturing, different kinds of materials (Timber, Concrete, and Steel) are utilized. The most widely used sleeper material is Hardwood Timber. The demand for sleepers will move on lots better side in time to come back due to the failures of the Sleepers. The production and maintenance cost of the sleeper is higher. This paper discusses the different failures of classic concrete, steel, and timber sleepers and the capacity of defensive action to minimize those failures. This paper comprehensively evaluates with the recommended solutions for the three typically used sleeper materials of its failure mechanisms. In order to make cost-effective sleeper, the waste materials from industries can be used as supplementary raw material with a purpose to result in enhancing the great for the environment as properly. For the approaching years, every production activity needs to focus on sustainable engineering and this study tries to present the alternative smart solution for the destiny infrastructure engineering region.
Keywords: Railway Sleepers, Failure of Sleepers, Alternative Materials, Minimise Failure.
Scope of the Article: High Performance Concrete