Sunday, 7 October 2018

Purposes of Providing Curves on Railway Track


The geometrical arcs provided at the change in alignment or gradient  of a track are known as a curves.
Purposes of Providing Curves on Railway Track

Purposes of providing curves on railway track

Curves are provided on railway track to achieve the following purpose/objects.

1.  To bypass the natural or artificial obstacles.

2. To provide easier gradient .

3. To route the line through areas having traffic potential.

4. To balance the earth work in cutting and filling and thereby minimizing the cost of construction .

5. To avoid costly land by diversion form the straight route.

6. To provide the track on stable and safe side of the hill by changing alignment.

7. To make the alignment through the best site selected for a bridge over the river coming in the alignment.

...............Read more(Functions of Curves For a Railway Track)

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