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Ties and Fasteners: Publications and Papers

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Yu, H. "Causes and Prevention of Splitting/Bursting Failure of Concrete Crossties: A Computational Study," Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, September 17-20, 2017.
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Yu, H., “Finite element analysis of contributing factors to the horizontal splitting cracks in concrete crossties pretensioned with seven-wire strands,” Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Rail Conference, JRC2017-2256, April 2017.
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Yu, H., Marquis, B., and Jeong, D.Y., “Failure analysis of railroad concrete crossties in the center negative flexural mode using finite element method,” Proc IMechE Part F: J Rail and Rapid Transit, Vol. 231(5), pp. 610–619, 2017.
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Yu, H., Jeong, D.Y., “Finite Element Bond Modeling for Indented Wires in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties,” Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, JRC2016-5782, April 2016.
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Yu, H., “Estimating Deterioration in the Concrete Tie-Ballast Interface Based on Vertical Tie Deflection Profile: A Numerical Study,” Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, JRC2016-5783, April 2016.
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Yu, H., Marquis, B., and Jeong, D.Y., “Failure Analysis of Railroad Concrete Crossties in Center Binding Conditions Using Finite Element Method,” Proceedings of the Stephenson Conference, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK, April 21-23, 2015.

Yu, H., and Jeong, D.Y., “Finite Element Bond Models for Seven-Wire Prestressing Strands in Concrete Crossties,” Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, JRC2015-5758, San Jose, California, March 23-26, 2015.
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Yu, H., Jeong, D.Y., Marquis, B., and Coltman, M., “Railroad Concrete Tie Failure Modes and Research Needs,” 2015 Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, TRB15-0311, Washington D.C., 2015.
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Yu, H., and Jeong, D.Y., “Bond between Smooth Prestressing Wires and Concrete: Finite Element Model and Transfer Length Analysis for Pretensioned Concrete Crossties,” Proceedings of the 2014 ASCE Structures Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-5, 2014.
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Jeong, D.Y., "Analyses for Lateral Deflection of Railroad Track under Quasi-static Loading,” Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, RTDF2013-4710, Altoona, Pennsylvania, October 2013.
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Yu, H., Jeong, D.Y., "Railroad Tie Responses to Directly Applied Rail Seat Loading in Ballasted Tracks: A Computational Study,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASME/ASCE/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, JRC2012-74149, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2012.
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Marquis, B., Muhlanger, M., Jeong, D.Y., "Effect of Wheel/Rail Loads on Concrete Tie Stresses and Rail Rollover," Proceedings of the 2011 ASME Rail Transportation Fall Technical Conference, RTDF2011-67025, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2011.
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Yu, H., Jeong, D.Y., Choros, J., Sussmann, T., “Finite Element Modeling of Prestressed Concrete Crossties with Ballast and Subgrade Support,” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2011-47452, Washington, D.C., August 2011.
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Choros, J., Marquis, B., Coltman, M.N., "Prevention of Derailments Due to Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration," Proceedings of the 2007 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference & Internal Combustion Engine Spring Technical Conference, JRCICE2007-40096, Pueblo, Colorado, March 2007.
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