BS EN 13230-6:2020 - Railway applications. Track. Concrete sleepers and bearers. Design
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BS EN 13230-6:2020

Railway applications. Track. Concrete sleepers and bearers. Design

Status : Current   Published : May 2020



This document provides particular design guidance in the following areas:

  • derivation of characteristic loads and test loads;

  • calculation of characteristic and test bending moments.

The aim of this document is to give guidance for the preparation of all data to be given by the purchaser to the supplier in accordance with Parts 1 to 5 of EN 13230. It applies to gauges 1 000 mm, 1 435 mm, 1 668 mm as well as to all lengths of sleepers and bearers.

This document gives special criteria for the design of concrete sleepers and bearers as track components. The design methods in the Eurocode do not apply to these concrete elements.

All track parameters to be taken into account for the design of sleepers and bearers are detailed in this document. Information is given on these parameters so that they can be used as inputs for the design calculation process. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to calculate or determine all track parameters used in this document.

This document gives guidance for the design calculation process. It explains how experience and calculation can be combined to use design parameters.

This document gives examples of numerical data that can be used when applying Clauses 4 to 6 according to the state of the art.

Standard NumberBS EN 13230-6:2020
TitleRailway applications. Track. Concrete sleepers and bearers. Design
Publication Date05 May 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13146-3, EN 13146-5, EN 13146-10, EN 13230-1:2016
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 13481-2, EN 13230-4, EN 13230-5, EN 13230-3, EN 1992 (all parts), prEN 10138 (all parts), EN 13848-1, EN 13848-5, EN 13230-2:2016
International RelationshipsEN 13230-6:2020
Draft Superseded By14/30209503 DC
DescriptorsLoad capacity, Properties, Durability, Railway engineering, Quality assurance, Railway track, Railway fixed equipment, Environmental testing, Bearers, Mechanical testing, Sleepers, Railway rails, Concretes
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Voie. Traverses et supports en béton Conception
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Oberbau. Gleis- und Weichenschwellen aus Beton Bemessung
ISBN978 0 580 69072 3
File Size4.765 MB

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