Insitu measurement of ballast settlement and dilation and pressure distribution through the ballast

RailCorp has been a partner between 2000 and 2007, in The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Railway Engineering and Technologies which is a joint venture of Australia's leading rail industry companies and major universities to advance research and development, and increase the efficiency of the Nation's rail industry. RailCorp’s participation was to support a number of research projects including a project on Ballast-formation-track Interaction and the Effective Use of Recycled Ballast with Geosynthetics in Rail Track Design and Construction for Improved Track Design and Enhanced Drainage. This project was conducted at the University of Wollongong (UoW) under the leadership of Professor Buddhima Indraratna and included significant laboratory testing including cyclic triaxial testing using cylindrical test apparatus and a cubical triaxial test bed which simulated track conditions, studying: ballast behaviour and track improvement using geosynthetics; ballast degradation modelling under cyclic loading and formation stabilisation and drainage enhancement.

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  • Pagination: pp. 22-32
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 2008 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01517023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:04PM