Developing a Prism Qualification Test to Ensure Adequate Splitting Resistance in Pretensioned Concrete Railroad Ties

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dc.contributor.author Savic, Adrijana
dc.contributor.author Peterman, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Beck, B. Terry
dc.contributor.author Riding, Kyle A.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-02T22:51:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-02T22:51:10Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-01
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2097/41318
dc.description.abstract This report presents the results from research that evaluated the effect of wire indentation type, edge distance, and the strength of concrete at de-tensioning on longitudinal splitting in pretensioned concrete railroad ties. Four-wire pretensioned concrete prisms were cast with varying reinforcement types and edge distances and the resulting splitting crack lengths were carefully measured. Results showed that concrete edge distance was the most significant factor affecting longitudinal splitting cracks, with reinforcement indentation type also playing a key role. This work resulted in the successful development of a qualification test to ensure adequate splitting resistance in pre-tensioned concrete railroad ties. This test was formally adopted as section 4.2.4 in Chapter 30 of the 2021 AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering.
dc.publisher Rural Railroad Safety Center, Kansas State University.
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dc.subject Prestressed Concrete
dc.subject Railroad Ties
dc.subject Longitudinal Splitting
dc.subject Splitting Resistance Test
dc.subject AREMA 30.4.2.4
dc.title Developing a Prism Qualification Test to Ensure Adequate Splitting Resistance in Pretensioned Concrete Railroad Ties
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 2021


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