Lightweight Alternatives for Embankments on Soft Ground: A Focus on Railway Systems

by Steven F. Bartlett, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2018, Vol. 22, Issue 5, Pg. 40-46

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Lightweight material for civil engineering application is primarily used for accelerated roadway and bridge approach construction, settlement mitigation, utility and tunnel abandonment, reduction of static and seismic earth pressures against retained or buried structures (e.g., pipelines, culverts, and tunnels), protection of underground utilities, slope stabilization, and landscaping. Such construction for transportation projects is routine with standardized design and construction methods available in Japan, Norway, the E.U., and the U.S.

Subject Headings: Soft soils | Underground construction | Construction methods | Construction materials | Infrastructure construction | Subsurface utilities | Underground structures | Embankment (transportation) | Japan | Asia | Norway | Europe


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