Application of Preplaced Aggregate Concrete to Convert the Ballasted Railway Tracks into Slab Tracks

Milad Hosein Esfahani
2018 Trends in Civil Engineering and its Architecture  
One of the most critical restrictions of ballasted railway tracks maintenance is the ballast undercutting and sieving over the railway bridges and tunnels. In recent years with respect to the development of in-place concrete slab track construction, using preplaced aggregate concrete technology is known as a new method to convert the ballasted railway tracks into slab track. Since no detail has been published regarding to design and construction of such systems by various railway owners, so the
more » ... present study is allocated to this issue. In this matter, firstly some accomplished projects using this system has been reviewed and secondly, the detail evaluation of preplaced ballast concrete performance has been investigated in lab environment. In this former stage, by using the developed laboratory-scaled facilities, many cylindrical specimens have been constructed and tested. Consequently, their flow time and related compressive and splitting tensile strengths have been presented and the optimum injected mortar mix design have been reported.
doi:10.32474/tceia.2018.01.000121 fatcat:a2uimf4oi5dw3nuijlmch76ij4