Mechanics of Ballasted Rail Tracks: A Geotechnical Perspective
Discussing experimental procedures as well as theoretical aspects, Mechanics of Ballasted Tracks: A Geotechnical Perspective presents the state-of-the-art triaxial testing of ballast, including strength, deformation, and degradation aspects of fresh and recycled ballast. This book provides an in-depth examination of the effectiveness of geosynthetics in stabilizing recycled ballast. Incorporating particle breakage, it presents a new stress-strain constitutive model for ballast. Beneficial for practicing engineers as well as engineering students, this text also proposes a new range of particle gradations for future rail tracks that balances strength and permeability requirements.