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Understanding the Norwegian challenges with climate change

6 June 2007 | By Mr. Trond Børsting, Civil Engineer in Construction, Norwegian Technical School of Civil Engineering

In an interview for the Global Railway Review, Mr. Trond Børsting, a Civil Engineer in Construction at the Norwegian Technical School of Civil Engineering, explains that Jernbaneverket (the Norwegian National Rail Administration) will be placed under greater strain because the future is likely to bring increased precipitation which has forced…


Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line project

30 April 2007 | By Mustafa Cavusoglu, Deputy General Director, TCDD

The Ankara-Istanbul High-Speed Train Project is the first high-speed train line of Turkey and is being realized in two phases – the first being the 251km Sincan-Inönü section and the second being the 158km Inönü-Köseköy section. The 24km Ankara-Sincan and 56km long Köseköy-Gebze sections will be completed by being tendered…


Geogrids under dynamic loading

14 February 2006 | By Helmut Zanzinger, SKZ-TeConA GmbH, Würzburg, Germany

The bearing performance of railway embankments on soft ground can be improved by high strength geosynthetic reinforcement products. Under operating conditions, the reinforcement is submitted to static and dynamic forces. The geosynthetic reinforcement products are made out of polymer materials, which show visco-elastic behaviour. Their long term deformation and strength…