Publication Details

Indraratna, B. & Correia, A. (2013). General report TC202: transport geotechnics. 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE) (pp. 1213-1224). France: CFMS.


Today's needs of urban transportation including roads, railways, airports and harbours demand significant resources for infrastructure development in view of rapid and efficient public and commercial (freight) services. In most cases, authorities have had difficulties in meeting these service demands due to the rapidly growing public, industrial, mining and agricultural sectors in many parts of the world. In order to maximise efficiency and to reduce the costs of maintenance, sound technical knowledge is required. This general report presents major technical advancements around hte glob encompassing 33 articles from 19 countries and it is classified into 6 key categories, namely: compaction and subgrade improvement, laboratory testing, theoretical advancements and contributions to design, applications of geoysynthetics, numerical modelling and field performance evaluation.