AAR LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF PROPOSED AREA BOX BEAMS AND EPOXY RESIN SHEAR KEYS

Report is made of an investigation on four full-size prestressed concrete box beams constructed according to proposed AREA specifications for use with concrete trestles. Purpose of the investigation is to study the performance of beams under static and repeated loading before recommending them for Manual material. Due to tensile cracking, the original test beams were considered objectionable for railroad use, and the beams were redesigned to eliminate the condition. Load tests are applied to the new beams, and repeated loads in excess of the cracking load are proposed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1964-1

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 375-376
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 583
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM