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In a railway track structure, the most basic parameter in the design, construction, and maintenance is track stiffness. It defines the load capacity and the dynamic behavior of vehicles and track geometry.

The track’s vertical dynamics are a significant part of the stresses exerted on the structure as well as the level of vibration and noise transmitted, hence the track is influenced by the incorporation of elastic elements, their dynamic properties, and the way these are arranged on the structure leads to a considerable improvement in the substructure, offsetting the disadvantages of using concrete sleepers on compact and rigid subgrades, compared with earlier timber-sleeper superstructures.

  • Impact attenuation for light and heavy rail applications

    Cork engineered compounds are designed for use as rail pads, baseplate, under sleeper pads and ballast mats. Available in a wide variety of thicknesses these materials provide different degrees of impact attenuation, for light and heavy rail applications, in slab and ballast track, used as well in special track works such as turnouts, crossings and crossovers.


Amorim Railway materials' key features

Amorim Railcork range


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