A precast slab track partially reinforced with GFRP rebars

Seung Jung Lee, Do Young Moon, Chi Hyung Ahn, Jong Woo Lee, Goangseup Zi

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This study developed and investigated a precast slab track system partially reinforced with glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) rebars in the transverse direction, which mitigated the loss of track circuit current by reducing magnetic coupling between the rails and steel reinforcements. An electric analysis was conducted and the results of the analysis verified that the GFRP rebars mitigate the reduced current strength produced by electro-magnetic induction. In the study, a three-dimensional finite element method and flexural experiments were used to study the mechanical behavior of the proposed slab track.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Concrete
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar


  • Concrete
  • Glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP)
  • Magnetic coupling
  • Slab track
  • Track circuit current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics


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