MEASUREMENT PROGRAM FOR EVALUATION OF CONCRETE TIES AND FASTENINGS IN TRANSIT TRACK

This report outlines a measurement program to obtain data on the performance of standard tie designs and associated fastening systems under field service conditions. In addition, the program identifies limited data to be obtained from a wood tie track for comparison. Recommendations are presented for a measurement program for monitoring, over an extended duration, the performance of different cross tie track systems under typical transit conditions. The following topics are discussed herein: type of data to be collected; type of instrumentation to be installed; type of equipment required for data acquisition; test schedule; and criteria for evaluating test data. The recommendations presented in this report are applicable to wood and concrete cross-tie track systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-297533.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hanna, A N
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-18 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1442
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM