Early Warning of Foundation Settlement Deformation for Ballastless High-Speed Railway Tracks


There has been rapid development of high-speed railway lines, especially passenger-dedicated railway lines, in China. Trains are traveling at speeds exceeding 250 km per hour and they require highly smooth tracks to ensure safety. However, there have been no in-depth studies on the early warning of the settlement of high-speed railway lines in China or abroad. Most methods use a simple model based on data processing and decision rules. The core issues of early warning lie in the science and rationality of decision rules. The present paper therefore investigates novel and critical indexes for the warning of settlement under high-speed railway lines according to existing norms and field data, and several essential indexes of deformation warning are suggested through theoretical and experimental analysis.

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Li, D. , Xu, Y. and Chen, R. (2015) Early Warning of Foundation Settlement Deformation for Ballastless High-Speed Railway Tracks. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3, 197-202. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2015.33C029.

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