Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions ›› 2015, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (5): 534-540.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1226.2015.00534

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Propagation of vibrations in thawing deep seasonally frozen soils in railway subgrade

Gennady M. Stoyanovich, Viktor V. Pupatenko   

  1. Transport Construction Institute, Department of Railway Track and Railway Engineering, Far Eastern State Transport University, Khabarovsk 680021, Russia
  • Received:2015-04-10 Revised:2015-06-03 Published:2018-11-23
  • Contact: Viktor V. Pupatenko, Associate Professor of Department of Railway Track and Railway Engineering, Far Eastern State Transport University, 47 Serisheva Street, Khabarovsk 680021, Russia. Tel.: +7-924-2093153; E-mail:

Abstract: In this study, in-situ testing results are given, and the analytical relationship of the vibrations' amplitudes inside an embankment by the thawing of the subgrade surface of seasonably deep frozen soils is provided. The peculiarities of the vibration waves' propagation during the springtime thawing of soils compared to those during the summertime period and the correlation of the vibrations with the under-rail basement modulus of elasticity are defined.

Key words: railroad subgrade, vibrational force, deep seasonable frost

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