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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2015, Article ID 826362, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/826362
Research Article

Application of Polyurethane Polymer and Assistant Rails to Settling the Abnormal Vehicle-Track Dynamic Effects in Transition Zone between Ballastless and Ballasted Track

Caiyou Zhao,1,2 Ping Wang,1,2 Qiang Yi,1,2 and Duo Meng1,2

1Key Laboratory of High-Speed Railway Engineering, Ministry of Education, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
2School of Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China

Received 16 November 2014; Revised 24 March 2015; Accepted 25 March 2015

Academic Editor: Toshiaki Natsuki

Copyright © 2015 Caiyou Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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