Base Improvement of Railroads
The objective of the research project was the development of a track-related system for the base and subbase improvement of railroads. In preparation of large-scale implementations the Institute of Geotechnics, Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics of TU Wien was working on appropriate laboratory tests and analysing methods. The laboratory research included index tests for the classification of applied materials and the development of a combined test.
Moreover, on-site investigations and concepts for measurement sections were developed in preparation for large-scale field tests, whereby a monitoring was planned as well. Based on the field experiences and monitoring results the basics for a track-related base improvement system were developed.