"GEOTEXTILES": NEW CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, WHICH HAVE BECOME INDISPENSABLE IN LESS THAN TEN YEARS. THEIR USE IN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION

"Geotextiles" are the textiles used in the sciences and technologies of the earth. The author comments on the functions and properties of these materials, before studying the geotechnical behaviour of a railway track and examining the role of geotextiles in the design of railway tracks on the one hand and on the construction and maintenance of these tracks on the other. In concluding, he emphasises the good results already obtained and the important research being undertaken: laboratory tests and tests on sections of actual tracks equipped with instruments.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Giroud, J P
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 864-868
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM