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

Isabelle S. Sales1, Gislaine Santos1, Jordan H. Souza1 and Ana Stephan1
  • 1 UFJF Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 4, 2017, 857-867

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2017.857.867

Submitted On: 29 August 2017 Published On: 31 October 2017

How to Cite: Sales, I. S., Santos, G., Souza, J. H. & Stephan, A. (2017). Evaluation of Geometric and Environmental Parameters in Reuse of Deactivated Railway for LRV Implantation. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10(4), 857-867. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2017.857.867

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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Keywords

  • Light Rail
  • Georeferencing
  • Susceptibility to Soil Sludge
  • Shalstab