AN INVESTIGATION OF RAIL-TO-CONCRETE FASTENERS

Prestressed concrete ties are being increasingly used. This investigation deals with rail-to-concrete ties, bridge decks, and tunnel linings. For spring-clip fasteners in concrete ties, three methods of electrical insulation are studied. These fasteners were subjected to tie-wear tests, longitudinal-slip tests and electrical-resistance tests. The anchors used were also subjected to pullout tests. For fasteners in bridges and tunnels, three different fasteners were tested under repeated loading. In addition, the "second-cast" method of construction was studied.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Reprinted from the Journal of the PCA Research and Development Laboratories, Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 1968), pp 14-35.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  USA  60077
  • Authors:
    • Hsu, TTC
    • Hanson, N W
  • Publication Date: 1968

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin D146 Reprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM