Using disused rails for slope stabilisation

The use or recycled materials for slope stabilization is increasing.Thi is because such materials have advantages of speed, economy, simplicity and behaviour.The main applications to date have been in temporary works. In this paper a methodology is described for the use of disused rails in slope stabilization.These rails take the form of metallic piles, such as are used in "soil nailing" techniques, the principle of which is that the piles intercept the slip surface of the slope, thus increasing the global resistance of the failure plane.Practical experiences and theoretical approaches for laterally loaded piles have been considered and an assessment has been made of the suitability of existing design methodologies.A new design procedure and appropriate charts have been developed for the use of rails in these circumstances.These are required because of the lack of bending resistance at the joints of these rail systems.For the covering abstracty of this conference see ITRD E132435.

  • Authors:
    • CASTRO, D
    • LOPEZ, L
  • Publication Date: 2006


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  • Accession Number: 01045858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:30PM