Testing the Functionality and Performance of a Rail Damper

Traian Mazilu 1 , Ionuţ Radu Răcănel 2 , and George Stoicescu 3
  • 1 University Politehnica of Bucharest, , Romania
  • 2 Technical University of Civil Engineering, , Bucharest, Romania
  • 3 Technical University of Civil Engineering, , Bucharest, Romania


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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