Special reinforcement solutions of railway permanent ways’ soil substructures
Keywords:permanent ways, soil reinforcement, substructures, subgrade
This mini review aims to summarize relevant international publications. Thus, based on this, giving a comprehensive review about the reinforcement solutions of permanent ways' soil substructure. Generally, the core weakness of soil is its inadequacy to resist tensile stresses. The main target of strengthening the soil is to enhance the engineering characteristics of the soil to build up specific parameters such as shear strength, compressibility, density, and hydraulic conductivity. In addition, special reinforcement techniques of railway permanent ways' soil substructures will be considered in this paper due to the increasing demand of improving railways and rehabilitation process. The main findings of this study that there are a lot of special reinforcement techniques which can be considered as effective solution for soil stabilization such as geosynthetic reinforcement.
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