Automated Optical Surface Strain Measurement System to Determine the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Railroad Ties

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dc.contributor.author Beck, B. Terry
dc.contributor.author Peterman, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Wu, Chih-Hang
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-02T22:51:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-02T22:51:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-01
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2097/41314
dc.description.abstract This report documents the advances that have been made to determine the transfer length of pretensioned concrete railroad ties using non-contact surface displacement measurements by digital image correlation. The work has culminated with two fully-functional devices that address specific needs of the industry. The first device utilizes a multi-camera method for measuring the surface strain profile on a railroad tie and determining the associated transfer length to within +/- 1.5 in. with as few as 5 independent measurements of surface strain. The work represents a practical step towards the continuous monitoring of in-plant prestressed railroad tie production, using transfer length as a quality control parameter. The second device is capable of making measurements of strain in a real-time continuously scanning/traversing (CST) manner over the entire distance range of interest on the tie associated with transfer-length development. It was shown to be capable of a strain measurement resolution of nominally about ± 20 microstrain, at traversing speeds of up to several inches per second.
dc.publisher Rural Railroad Safety Center, Kansas State University.
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dc.subject Railroad Ties
dc.subject Prestressed Concrete
dc.subject Transfer Length
dc.subject Transmission Length
dc.subject Laser-Speckle
dc.subject LSI
dc.title Automated Optical Surface Strain Measurement System to Determine the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Railroad Ties
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 2021
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