Examining the Influence of Railway Track Routing on the Thermal Regime of the Track Substructure – Experimental Monitoring

  • Peter DobešEmail author
  • Libor Ižvolt
  • Stanislav Hodás
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1091)


Based on the experimental monitoring results, the paper identifies the influence of non-traffic load (water, snow, frost) on the track substructure freezing, depending on the track routing method (embankment, cut).

The paper introduction characterizes two railway track models (scale 1:1), which are a part of the Experimental Stand DRETM, (in the influence assessment the 1st measuring profile - embankment and the 5th measuring profile – cut are applied). The second part of the paper presents the results of the experimental monitoring and subsequently the comparison of both measuring profiles, in regard to the achieved value of the track substructure depth of freezing. The paper conclusion evaluates the influence of the railway track routing on the thermal regime and on the track substructure freezing.


Railway track Thermal regime of track substructure Air frost index Depth of freezing of track substructure 



The presented results are the results of solving the VEGA grant project 1/0275/16 Optimization design of sleeper subgrade due to non-traffic load aspect.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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