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AS 1085.17-2003

Superseded

Superseded

A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

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Railway Track Material Steel Sleepers (Reconfirmed 2013)

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Hardcopy , PDF 1 User , PDF 3 Users , PDF 5 Users , PDF 9 Users

Superseded date

14-06-2024

Language(s)

English

Published date

14-02-2003

Preview

1 - AS 1085.17-2003 RAILWAY TRACK MATERIAL - STEEL SLEEPERS
4 - PREFACE
5 - CONTENTS
6 - FOREWORD
7 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
7 - 1.1 SCOPE
7 - 1.2 PURPOSE AND CONTEXT OF USE
7 - 1.2.1 Function
7 - 1.2.2 Action
7 - 1.3 TESTING
8 - 1.4 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
8 - 1.5 DEFINITIONS
8 - 1.5.1 Cant
8 - 1.5.2 End spade
8 - 1.5.3 Fastening
8 - 1.5.4 Gauge corner
9 - 1.5.5 Gauge point
9 - 1.5.6 In-face
9 - 1.5.7 Lateral load
9 - 1.5.8 Longitudinal load
9 - 1.5.9 Pod
9 - 1.5.10 Rail insulation pad
9 - 1.5.11 Rail seat
9 - 1.5.12 Shoulder
9 - 1.5.13 Side
9 - 1.5.14 Sleeper design life
9 - 1.5.15 Toe
9 - 1.5.16 Top
9 - 1.5.17 Track gauge
9 - 1.5.18 Vertical load
10 - 1.6 NOTATION
13 - SECTION 2 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
13 - 2.1 TRACK SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY
13 - 2.2 SERVICE LIFE
13 - 2.2.1 General
13 - 2.2.2 Shape
13 - 2.2.3 Design stresses and ballast contact pressure
13 - 2.2.4 Design of details
13 - 2.2.5 Sleeper materials
14 - 2.2.6 Surface finish
14 - 2.2.7 Resilient rail fastening assemblies
14 - 2.2.8 Rail seat assembly repeated load test
14 - 2.3 RAIL RESTRAINT AND SUPPORT
14 - 2.3.1 General
14 - 2.3.2 Shape
14 - 2.3.3 Lateral track stability test
15 - 2.4 INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
15 - 2.5 MARKING
15 - 2.6 HANDLING
15 - 2.6.1 Stacking of sleepers
15 - 2.6.2 Surface finish
16 - SECTION 3 RESILIENT RAIL FASTENING ASSEMBLIES
17 - SECTION 4 LOADS FOR DESIGN AND TESTING
17 - 4.1 GENERAL
17 - 4.2 TRACK CONDITIONS
17 - 4.3 QUASI-STATIC VERTICAL WHEEL LOAD
17 - 4.4 IMPACT FACTOR
18 - 4.5 QUASI-STATIC VERTICAL RAIL SEAT LOAD
19 - 4.6 QUASI-STATIC LATERAL WHEEL LOAD
20 - 4.7 QUASI-STATIC LATERAL RAIL SEAT LOAD
21 - SECTION 5 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
21 - 5.1 GENERAL
21 - 5.2 CORROSION AND WEAR
21 - 5.3 DESIGN BENDING STRESS
21 - 5.4 EMPIRICAL METHOD
21 - 5.4.1 Ballast contact pressure
22 - 5.4.2 Bending moment calculation by the empirical method
24 - 5.5 BEAM ON ELASTIC FOUNDATION (BOEF) METHOD
24 - 5.5.1 General
24 - 5.5.2 Sleeper to ballast maximum contact pressure
25 - 5.5.3 Sleeper stiffness and deflection
25 - 5.5.4 Bending moment
27 - APPENDIX A - INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY PURCHASER AND SUPPLIER
27 - A1 GENERAL
27 - A2 INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY THE PURCHASER
28 - A3 INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY THE SUPPLIER
29 - APPENDIX B - MEANS FOR DEMONSTRATING COMPLIANCE WITH THIS STANDARD
29 - B1 SCOPE
29 - B2 STATISTICAL SAMPLING
29 - B3 PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
30 - B4 SUPPLIER'S QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
30 - B5 OTHER MEANS OF ASSESSMENT
31 - APPENDIX C - SPECIAL SLEEPERS AND FASTENINGS
31 - C1 GENERAL
31 - C2 SPECIAL SLEEPER TYPES
31 - C2.1 Dual gauge sleepers
31 - C2.2 Turnout bearers
31 - C2.3 Sleepers with additional rails
33 - C3 MANUFACTURING DETAILS
33 - C4 LOADINGS AND DESIGN
33 - C4.1 Dual gauge sleepers
33 - C4.2 Turnouts and crossovers
34 - C4.3 Sleepers with additional rails (other than dual gauge sleepers)
34 - C5 FASTENINGS
34 - C6 TESTING
34 - C6.1 General
35 - C6.2 Additional fastening tests
36 - APPENDIX D - SLEEPER SHAPE
36 - D1 GENERAL
36 - D2 END DETAILS
39 - APPENDIX E - TRACK PANEL ASSEMBLY TEST
39 - E1 SCOPE
39 - E2 APPARATUS
39 - E3 PROCEDURE
39 - E4 REPORT
40 - APPENDIX F - RAIL SEAT ASSEMBLY REPEATED LOAD TEST
40 - F1 SCOPE
40 - F2 APPARATUS
40 - F3 PROCEDURE
40 - F4 REPORT
43 - APPENDIX G - LATERAL STABILITY TEST
43 - G1 SCOPE
43 - G2 APPARATUS
43 - G3 PROCEDURE
44 - G4 REPORT
45 - APPENDIX H - SLEEPER SPACING

Specifies performance requirements for steel sleepers, covering track compatibility, service life, rail restraint and support, maintenance, marking and handling. Methods are given for establishing loads and performing design. Appendices include deemed to comply sleeper profiles and tolerances, a number of test methods, information for purchasers, and guidance on design of special sleepers.

Committee
CE-002
DocumentType
Standard
ISBN
0 7337 4949 6
Pages
39
ProductNote
PublisherName
Standards Australia
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

This Standard specifies the performance requirements and gives design and testing methods for trough-shaped steel sleepers and their associated components for use in railway track. It also sets out requirements for the performance of rail-insulating components. NOTES: 1 Sleepers are generally designed to suit a specific rail profile and gauge with a given fastening. 2 Guidance on information that should be provided by the purchaser and supplier is given in Appendix A. 3 Guidance on means for demonstrating compliance with this Standard is given in Appendix B. 4 Guidelines on the design and manufacture of special sleepers and fastenings are given in Appendix C.

First published as AS 1085.17-2000.Second edition 2003.Reconfirmed 2013. First published as AS 1085.17-2000. Second edition 2003.

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AS/NZS ISO 9004:2000 Quality management systems - Guidelines for performance improvements
AS 1365-1986 Tolerances for flat-rolled steel products
AS 1594-1992 Hot-rolled steel flat products
AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Quality management systems - Requirements
AS 2758.7-1996 Aggregates and rock for engineering purposes - Railway ballast
AS 2312-1984 Guide to the protection of iron and steel against exterior atmospheric corrosion
AS 1399-1990 Guide to AS 1199 - Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes
AS 1199-1988 Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes
AS/NZS 3678:1996 Structural steel - Hot-rolled plates, floorplates and slabs
HB 18.28-1991 Guidelines for third-party certification and accreditation - Guide 28: General rules for a model third-party certification system for products

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