American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Evaluation of Geometric and Environmental Parameters in Reuse of Deactivated Railway for LRV Implantation

Isabelle S. Sales, Gislaine Santos, Jordan H. Souza and Ana Stephan

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Abstract

A portion of the origin-destination matrix of freight transport in Brazil corresponds to the railway mode; however, a small part of the matrix of passengers is represented by the modalities that use railway lines. The country has an extensive railway network, mainly in the southeast, but some parts are deactivated. This article aims to present a study of the possibility of implementation of a Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) on a stretch that is not in use, since the superstructure has a long useful life and therefore the railroad can be reused for a new use. For this analysis, the geometric parameters of the radius and velocity of the track and the environmental parameters of the domain range, such as the altimetry, amplitude, slope and susceptibility to sliding of the soil according to the Shalstab model, were used.

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© 0000 Isabelle S. Sales, Gislaine Santos, Jordan H. Souza and Ana Stephan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.