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Geotechnical Webinar: Railway track foundation analysis

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  • 2014.05.07
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May 14, 11:00 GMT

Geotechnical Evaluation and Finite Element Analysis of Railway Track Foundation

A ballast and a subballast layer placed above a compacted subgrade (formation soil) is the conventional structure of a railway track system. Upgrading the tracks with the current traffic condition requires the new design methodologies and the parametric studies to investigate the effect on the track system. For this purpose the geotechnical analysis software called GTS NX was used to create three dimensional finite element models. This finite element model was used to predict the displacement and the vertical stress along the track components. To validate the model the results have been compared with other numerical models. The effect of modulus of each track component was evaluated through a parametric study. The influence of subgrade modulus was higher when compared to ballast and subballast modulus.

Learning Objectives
1. How to design rail track foundation
2. Application of three dimensional finite element analysis for rail track foundation design
3. Understanding fully coupled analysis

May 14, Wednesday
11:00 am -12:00 GMT
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Guest Speaker
Department of Civil Engineering, I.I.T. Delhi.

Research Area
- Geotechnology for roads and railway tracks
- Ground improvement
- Geosynthetics and Reinforced structures

Major Experiences
- Analysis and model tests on granular pile group-mat-soft soil foundation reinforced with and without geosynthetics
- Coupled Three-dimensional Thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis of underground nuclear repositories
- Geotechnical investigations and determination of liquefaction potential at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida
- Studying the techniques to stop the seepage in reservoir and dams



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