Influence of Reinforcement on the Strength of the Concrete Sleepers

Influence of Reinforcement on the Strength of the Concrete Sleepers


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Abstract. Prestressed concrete sleepers are the most commonly used composite in the track construction in Polish railways. Different types of prestressed concrete sleepers (e.g. PS-83, PS-93 or PS-94) are used depending on the permissible load and maximum speed. The Polish largest company that manages railway infrastructure requires to use sleepers produced in accordance with the accepted technology and using approved materials. Because there are producers who offer complementary technology with alternative methods and types of reinforcement, in this article the authors take into consideration the theme of comparing strength of the sleepers in the laboratory and operating conditions. A PS-94 type sleeper, reinforced in two different ways and widely used in the construction of railroads in Poland, is an example of this problem.

Prestressed Monoblock Sleeper, Prestressing Wire, Structural Composite

Published online 7/16/2018, 6 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: ANTOLIK Lukasz, ZAWISZA Andrzej, ‘Influence of Reinforcement on the Strength of the Concrete Sleepers’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 5, pp 105-110, 2018


The article was published as article 19 of the book Terotechnology

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