1st Edition

Geotechnics for Roads, Rail Tracks and Earth Structures

Edited By A. Gomes Correia, H. Brandl Copyright 2001
    300 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The intent of this work is to present an international overview of advances in geotechnical engineering referring to design and construction of road pavements and rail tracks for high-speed trains. It seeks to influence the international pavement and railway engineering community to move away from merely empirical procedures towards a sophisticated approach based primarily on proven theoretical concepts.;The volume covers compaction technology in construction, properties of geomaterials relevant for design and construction, effects of grain crushing, freezing-thawing problems, and embankments for highways and high-speed trains (in-situ tests, modelling, design, monitoring and specifications). It contains 16 contributions including two special lectures: one about high embankments instead of bridges and bridge foundations in embankments, and a second one about impacts on geotechnical engineering from findings of laboratory stress-strain tests on geomaterials.


    A. Gomes Correia, H. Brandl