Geotechnics for Roads, Rail Tracks and Earth Structures: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Geotechnics for Roads, Rail Tracks and Earth Structures

1st Edition

Edited by A. Gomes Correia, H. Brandl

CRC Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9789026518447
pub: 2001-01-01
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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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General