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Contact details

Moraal, J. ing.
Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG), Road and Railway Engineering
Stevinweg 1, 2628CN Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 84012
E-mail : J.Moraal@tudelft.nl
Website : Open website

General Information

Instrument:

Rail pad tester

Location:

CiTG, Stevin Lab II, Asphalt Lab

Key words:

dynamics properties, railway components, exitation hammer, pads

Main application:

Testing the dynamic properties of rail pads.

Instrument specification

Unique custom build test setup, developed by Civil Engineering in cooperation with the Dutch Railway company NS.

A railway scale model and an exitation hammer (1 ton max force) are used to test dynamic properties of rail pads. The data is enquired and analyzed electronically.