Railway Track Design online Calculator

Railway Track Design online Calculator
Railway engineering is a significant branch of transportation engineering, Railway transportation is an on-land transportation system with air ways and sea ways as other parallel off-land transportation means. Railway transportation share a healthy burden of transportation of a community or country, carrying large bulky luggage from one end to heavy duty tanks, military equipment at the other. 

Railway Track Design online Calculator
Railway Track Design Calculator and Excel Sheet for civil engineers

Railway track has few components named as formation, sleepers, rails, ballast and fixtures. Of course they are easy to understand but will not be covered in this post. 

Mostly one very simple part of railway track design includes the calculation of no. of rails, no of sleepers and quantity of the ballast for specific track having fixed dimensions of track length, sleeper depth, width and height.

In this post I will share with you a very common and simple example on how to calculate these basic quantities from the given information about the railway track.

Railway Track Design online Calculator
Design of railway track

This is the example that i have followed in developing this calculator.
The information that we need or the inputs we need are given as under;
Sleeper Dimensions = 10′ x 10″ x 6″
Length of rail = 60 ft.
Sleeper Density = n + 3
Track Length = 20 km
Sleeper Packing = 100%
Joint spacing = 1″
and we need to calculate the following information;
No. Of sleepers = ?
No. Of Rails = ?
Quantum of Ballast = ?
The formulas and solution of this problem is shown in the following diagram along with formulas;

Railway Track Design online Calculator
Formula and variables used in design of railway track

Calculation of Railway Track Design
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