ROCK-SLOPE STABILITY ON RAIL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

This paper summarizes the factors that contribute to instability of rock slopes, outlines methods of control of instability, and describes examples of instability and stabilization. The factors that contribute to instability of rock slope include geologic conditions, groundwater, climatic conditions, blasting effects, train vibration, and earthquakes. The methods of control considered include (a) stabilization by excavation or resloping, drainage, surface stabilization, and construction of support systems; (b) protection; and (c) construction of warning systems. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 58-67
  • Monograph Title: Embankment stabilization and soil mechanics
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  • Accession Number: 00319359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03090305905
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM