Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

This paper presents two case histories, wherein double twisted hexagonal wire mesh crates and netting were used as a solution for geotechnical problems that aroused while execution. One of which is worldwide known and one of the most prestigious projects of India - Konkan Railway, and second is internationally noted tourist spot- Amby Valley Sahara lake city. In Konkan Railway project, double twisted wire mesh was used as a basic material for variety of problems like rock fall prevention, Gravity walls at the base of rock slopes, Baby Gabions as ballast retention for railway tracks, Platform Gabions etc. Adoption of Gabions and rock fall netting was one of its types of innovative solutions for this project. For Amby Valley Sahara lake city project, global instability of high cuttings in soil and heavy landslides were the major geotechnical problems. Many traditional solutions have failed at the site. Gabion retaining walls were adopted of heights ranging from 2 m to 13 m. Though there were initial failures mainly due to faulty construction, the same system of Gabion walls was continuously adopted due to its flexible, permeable and environment friendly nature.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Emerging Innovative Solutions Enhancing Practical Geotechnical Engineering

Arlington, Virginia

This paper presents two case histories, wherein double twisted hexagonal wire mesh crates and netting were used as a solution for geotechnical problems that aroused while execution. One of which is worldwide known and one of the most prestigious projects of India - Konkan Railway, and second is internationally noted tourist spot- Amby Valley Sahara lake city. In Konkan Railway project, double twisted wire mesh was used as a basic material for variety of problems like rock fall prevention, Gravity walls at the base of rock slopes, Baby Gabions as ballast retention for railway tracks, Platform Gabions etc. Adoption of Gabions and rock fall netting was one of its types of innovative solutions for this project. For Amby Valley Sahara lake city project, global instability of high cuttings in soil and heavy landslides were the major geotechnical problems. Many traditional solutions have failed at the site. Gabion retaining walls were adopted of heights ranging from 2 m to 13 m. Though there were initial failures mainly due to faulty construction, the same system of Gabion walls was continuously adopted due to its flexible, permeable and environment friendly nature.