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LINK 500- Concept Railtrack Layer: Future of railtrack construction in India and other emerging economies
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Indian railway which was started in 1853 has grown more than 10-fold between 1951 and 2007, but the rail track length has only grown 1.4 times in this period. In spite of increase in investment in railway infrastructure around the world, in India the construction of new tracks is sluggish and uses the same manual intensive workflows that were used during its conception. A major development has been the introduction of concrete slabs, used as the track base instead of using traditional ballast (stone bed to stabilize and support the track) at some locations. The aim of the this project was to design for the future of railway-track construction in developing countries like India and exploring a new track construction system suitable in this context. This project resulted in the Volvo Link 500, a track laying machine which delivers value in terms of safety, consistency and efficiency of track construction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 100 p.
Keyword [en]
Railtrack, railway construction, Concept, Volvo, India
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79101OAI: diva2:639474
External cooperation
Volvo Group (Volvo Construction Equipment)
Subject / course
Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's Programme in Advanced Product Design
Available from: 2013-08-12 Created: 2013-08-07 Last updated: 2013-08-12Bibliographically approved

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