Numeri Regunt FerroVia

The track geometry is governed by numbers and all the time we are using them to design and check our work. The geometry of the non-linear transition curves is also governed by important numbers, useful to know in the alignment design when these transitions are used: – Bloss – Cosine (and its close approximation: the…

Bloss like a boss

(a prelude to a proper design guidance) Non-linear transitions and their use in alignment design ┬áIn alignment design the transition curves are used to provide a smooth variation of the centrifugal acceleration between alignment segments of different curvature. When needed, the cant transition is applied, in direct relation with the curvature variation of the transition…