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Unbonded Transverse Posttensioning of a Railway Bridge in Haparanda, Sweden
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1398-6118
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5154-7044
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7799-5809
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0560-9355
2014 (English)In: Journal of Bridge Engineering, ISSN 1084-0702, E-ISSN 1943-5592, Vol. 19, no 3, article id 4013001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The majority of railway lines in Sweden are designed to support axle loads of up to 250 kN. Because of increased transport needs on some lines, an axle load limit of at least 300 kN would be beneficial. To upgrade the Haparanda line in northern Sweden to 300 kN, the slabs in existing concrete trough bridges require a higher transverse shear resistance. Methods for in situ strengthening of bridge slabs in this way have not been fully developed, and this paper discusses the possibility of increasing the load capacity by horizontal prestressing. Internal, unbonded posttensioning was performed on one bridge on the Haparanda line, and the strengthening effects were investigated. The strengthening was designed according to the European Eurocode design regulations, and testing was conducted before and after the implementation. Strains in the main transverse reinforcement, caused by a train with an axle load of 215 kN, were completely counteracted by eight prestressing bars, stressed with 430 kN/bar. The results indicate that the actual strengthening effect is larger than what is predicted by the design equations. The Haparanda project showed that unbonded posttensioning can be implemented relatively fast and does not obstruct the ongoing railway traffic during installation

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2014. Vol. 19, no 3, article id 4013001
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8863DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000527Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84894444547Local ID: 769e3a30-12d5-47b6-9a22-8c67c4e89c56OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-8863DiVA, id: diva2:981801
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Validerad; 2014; 20140305 (jonnil)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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