Evaluation and Management of Longitudinal Force on Substructure of Railway Bridges

The objectives of this project are:

  • Evaluation, analytically as well as experimentally, the longitudinal force coming on the sub-structure of railway bridges.
  • Formulation of guidelines for design provisions regarding longitudinal loads on steel and prestressed concrete bridges
  • Review and evaluation of suitable methodologies/techniques for mitigation of longitudinal forces.
  • Training of 30 nos. RDSO/ Indian Railways officials and engineers for evaluation of longitudinal force on bridge sub structure and its mitigation.