Links Geotechnics with Railway Track Engineering and Railway Operation
Good railway track and railway operations depend on good geotechnics, in several different ways and at varying levels.
Railway Geotechnicscovers track, track substructure, load environment, materials, mechanics, design, construction, measurements, and management. Illustrated by case studies, with an emphasis on the geotechnical aspects of railway engineering, it discusses these topics from a historical perspective. It also presents the methodologies and best practices developed over the past 20 years.
Written by Four Experienced Professionals
Railway Geotechnicsis written primarily for professionals and graduate students, and begins with the fundamentals and basic principles, leading in to practical applications. The authors bring considerable experience and expertise, with many years of research and development, academia, railway operations, and consulting.
"… pleasing to see a book direct attention so thoroughly at the mechanics of granular materials and soils. In that sense, it has the potential to effectively supersede the very popular Selig and Waters book. … well-written and very nicely illustrated… a very useful book to all concerned with railway substructures. … this is a book that I expect to take a prominent place in the rather short list of references available to the railway engineer."
—N. H. Thom, University of Nottingham, UK
"… a welcome addition to some of the already very popular books in this area… I expect this book to cover the best practices in railway geotechnics from around the globe and will be a useful reference to rail practitioners and researchers alike."
—Buddhima Indraratna, University of Wollongong, Australia
"… offers a very comprehensive and in-depth and up-to-date treatment of the important and often-neglected subject of railway geotechnics. … The material presented. … together with the accessible style of writing and the reputation of all of the authors, would be sufficient encouragement for me to have the book on my shelf."
—Michael Burrow, University of Birmingham, UK