Testing the Functionality and Performance of a Rail Damper

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The rail dampers are mechanical devices which work as dynamic absorbers to reduce the rail vibration and rolling noise. The paper shows the experimental results from the functionality and performance testing of an experimental demonstrative rail damper. The vibration attenuation takes the highest values, namely 6-22 dB, between 160 and 1000 Hz.

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Romanian Journal of Transport Infrastructure

The Journal of Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest

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