Technical Reports

Laboratory Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Crossties and Fasteners Manufactured in the U.S.S.R.

  • 01
  • Jul
  • 1977
AUTHOR: O.W. Knoblock
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: LT-431
SUBJECT: Technology Transfer
KEYWORDS: Concrete Crosstie, Tie Fastener
ABSTRACT: Soviet manufactured pre-stressed concrete crossties and fasteners were tested using AREA Bulletin 655 as a guide. The ties were subjected to the following tests: Rail Seat (Positive and Negative moment), Rail Seat Repeated Load, Tie Center (Positive and Negative moment), Rail Seat Ultimate and Tendon Anchorage, Fastener Uplift, Fastener Repeated Load, Fastener Longitudinal Restraint, and Electrical Impedance.
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