ROCK SLOPE STABILITY ON RAILWAY PROJECTS

Increase in weight, length and frequency of trains is increasing the stress on trackside slopes, even though it might be thought that cuts up to a century old would be thoroughly stabilized. Knowledge of rock mechanics and rock slope stability has increased greatly in the past decade and potential areas of rock instability can be identified and improved stabilization programmed. Factors which influence rock slope stability are identified and methods of stabilization are detailed. Suggestions for new construction are also made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Authors:
    • Brawner, C O
    • Wyllie, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 449-74
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 77
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: AREA Bulletin
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 656
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM