Composite railway sleeper: a cost effective and eco-friendly alternative

Ferdous, Wahid and Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard (2014) Composite railway sleeper: a cost effective and eco-friendly alternative. In: IEEE Australia and New Zealand Student and Young Professional Congress (ANZSCON 2014), 3-5 Jul 2014, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Motivation
• High maintenance cost
• Huge CO2 emission
• Early failure in the existing sleeper

Conclusions:
• Optimised shape reduces two-third volume of materials
• Composite sleeper behaviour is comparable with timber


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 05:07
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 01:24
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25745

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