Railway Geotechnics

Dingqing Li, James Hyslip, Ted Sussmann, Steven Chrismer

September 17, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 574 Pages - 415 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415695015 - CAT# Y126787

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Features

    • Offers methods, best practices and case studies
    • Illustrates with examples of "how to do it"
    • Includes descriptions of the latest technologies and development related to track substructure

    Summary

    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 Geotechnics covers 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

    This book:

    • Emphasizes the practical aspects and best practices for railway track and substructure
    • Contains guidelines for design, construction, and maintenance of railway track and substructure
    • Provides many examples and case studies

    Railway Geotechnics is 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.