Synthetic fibre reinforcement in concrete tramlines

Juhász, Károly Péter and Schaul, Péter (2018) Synthetic fibre reinforcement in concrete tramlines. Concrete Structures, 19. pp. 2-7. ISSN 1586-0361

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In the past decade macro synthetic fibre reinforcement has become widely used for concrete track slabs including tramlines. By using macro synthetic fibres as a reinforcement in concrete slabs both the casting time and manual work will decrease, while the concrete’s ductility will increase. In most cases the steel reinforcement can be omitted entirely from the structures using macro synthetic fibres. The uniformly distributed fibres in the concrete can increase the residual flexural strength of the concrete independently from the location. This makes it possible to use the fibres in both cast in situ and precast elements used for tramlines. The calculation process for these structures always has to comprise of both the static load, the dynamic load and the effect of cyclic loading, i.e. fatigue. These load calculations can be handled using advanced finite element analysis software, which is specialized for concrete and fibre reinforced concrete structures. The paper will present the opportunities for using macro synthetic fibres together with the process of designing fibre reinforced concrete tramlines.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) / általános mérnöki tudományok
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TF Railroad engineering and operation / vasútépítés és üzemeltetés
Depositing User: Dr. Kálmán Koris
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 08:37
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 07:58

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