One of at least five different fabrics which are available for stabilizing soft ground is discussed in this article. Monsanto's Bidim is a highly permeable fabric of continuous filament polyester fibers which has been installed for tests in railroad subgrades. Since ballast must be removed, test installations have been made in conjunction with track undercutting. Claims for fabrics are that they facilitate drainage, prevent fine soil from fouling subballast and spread heavy axle loads.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See related articles in no. 9, Sept. 1976, RRIS 00 141563. and no. 10, Oct. 1976, RRIS 00 142951.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-21
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM