Staggered Joints are Generally Provided

By Aina Parasher|Updated : July 25th, 2022

Staggered joints are generally provided

  1. On curve
  2. On bridge
  3. In tunnel
  4. On tangent

Answer: A. On curve

Staggered joints are generally provided on curve.

Solution

Staggered joint: In this case, the joints in one rail are somewhat staggered and are not opposite the joints in the other rail.

The staggering of rail joints is logical because it avoids placing two weak spots, the joints directly opposite each other; it reduces the impact at the joints to that of a wheel load instead of an axle-load; and it produces a more uniform vertical continuity of the track.

Square joint: In this case, the joints in one rail are exactly opposite to the joints in the other rail. 

Hence, staggered joints are generally provided on curve.

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