Laboratory Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Crossties and Fasteners Manufactured in the U.S.S.R.


Soviet manufactured prestressed concrete crossties and fasteners were tested using AREA Bulletin 655 as a guide. The ties were subjected to the following tests:
Rail Seat (Positive and Negative moment)
Rail Seat Repeated Load
Tie Center (Positive and Negative moment)
Rail Seat Ultimate and Tendon Anchorage
Fastener Uplift
Fastener Repeated Load
Fastener Longitudinal Restraint
Electrical Impedance