Geosynthetical Materials in Designs of Highways in Cold Regions of Far East

The results of scientific researches and engineering calculations of rational structures parameters of highways are presented in this paper. All the calculations and researches done were carried out on a highway section in the Far East of Russia. This road is being built in severe climatic and complex engineering and geological conditions. This is an area of great permafrost occurrences and widely spread deep seasonal freezing. The usage of a geosynthetic integral two-axis gird in the structure allows for considerably lessening the volume of expensive hard volcanic mineral filling of high quality. Numeric modeling of the structure behavior was done using a programming geotechnical complex, an “FEM model”. This allowed for a quantitative and qualitative assessment of freezing and thawing processes in conditions of annual cycle construction. Effective measures to provide operational reliability for the rational engineering solutions for highways in Northern territories of the Russian Far East were worked out on the basis of the achieved results.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 546-550
  • Monograph Title: Cold Regions Engineering 2009. Cold Regions Impact on Research, Design and Construction

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  • Accession Number: 01144253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410721
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2009 12:37PM