Technical Reports

Handbook for Railroad Track Stabilization Using Lime Slurry Pressure Injection

  • 30
  • Jun
  • 1977
AUTHOR: Blacklock, J. R.; Lawson, C. H.
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-77/30
KEYWORDS: Railroad tracks, Soil stabilization, Calcium hydroxides, Injection, Subsurface investigations, Soil tests, Slurries, Safety engineering, Specifications, Handbooks
ABSTRACT: This handbook includes chapters dealing with the technology of lime injection, surface and subsurface soil exploration and laboratory testing, environmental considerations and safety precautions. In addition, there are appendices which provide state-of-the-art specifications for lime slurry injection and laboratory soil testing procedures. A lime slurry section gives a complete description of the present state-of-the-art of Lime Slurry Pressure Injection (LSPI). This handbook hopefully will provide the railroad industry with existing information and guidance in the selection and use of the LSPI method of roadbed stabilization.

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