A scaled experimental research on reducing metro railway vibration by using trench and barriers

Hougui Zhang1, Chong Qin2, Zhongxu Kang3, Qiang Liu4

1, 3, 4Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection, Beijing 100054, China

2Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

1Corresponding author

E-mail: 1hugo.zhg@icloud.com, 216121087@bjtu.edu.cn, 3zhongxukang@163.com, 4liuqiang3470@126.com

Received 10 September 2017; accepted 19 September 2017

DOI https://doi.org/10.21595/vp.2017.19161


Abstract. In order to research on reducing vibration by using trench and barriers at the vibration transmission path, the presented paper introduced a test campaign in a 1:5 scaled benches. The tests were conducted for four different conditions, including the control condition, open trench, concrete barriers, and concrete barriers with PUR mat. Findings indicated that the specific barriers made of concrete with elastic PUR layer can indeed efficiently reduce the transmission through the soil of vibrations.

Keywords: railway induced ground vibration, trenches, buried concrete barrier, scaled model experiment.


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Cite this article

Zhang Hougui, Qin Chong, Kang Zhongxu, Liu Qiang A scaled experimental research on reducing metro railway vibration by using trench and barriers. Vibroengineering PROCEDIA, Vol. 14, 2017, p. 203‑207.


JVE International Ltd. Vibroengineering PROCEDIA. Oct 2017, Vol. 14. ISSN 2345-0533