Reducing railway-induced ground-borne vibration by using open trenches and soft-filled barriers

@inproceedings{Thompson2016ReducingRG,
  title={Reducing railway-induced ground-borne vibration by using open trenches and soft-filled barriers},
  author={David J. Thompson and Jian-jun Jiang and Martin G R Toward and M. F. Hussein and E. Ntotsios and Arne Dijckmans and Pieter Coulier and G. Lombaert and G. Degrande},
  year={2016}
}
A trench can act as a barrier to ground vibration and is a potential mitigation measure for low frequency vibration induced by surface railways. However, to be effective at very low frequencies the depth required becomes impractical. Nevertheless, for soil with a layered structure in the top few metres, if a trench can be arranged to cut through the upper… CONTINUE READING