Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Department of


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United States Pub. No.: US 2011/0166827 A1


Systems and methods for determining a trend in Vertical track modulus are disclosed in accordance with embodiments of the present invention. Vertical deflection data is collected along a particular section of railroad track. A first set of Vertical track modulus is determined, based in part, on the collected vertical deflection data. At a second time, vertical deflection data is again collected along the particular section of railroad track to be used in determining a second set of vertical track modulus. At least the first and second sets of Vertical track modulus are analyzed to determine a math ematical algorithm that facilitates developing a trend in the vertical track modulus of the railroad track.