Object structure

Title:

Design and Construction of Railway Snowfall Protection Structure on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Corridor

Title execution:

Archives of Institute of Civil Engineering

Creator:

Cirulis, Mikus ; Cirulis, Maris

Subject and Keywords:

corrugated metal structures ; railway snowfall protection structure design and construction ; Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway corridor rehabilitation and reconstruction

Abstract:

Railway infrastructure is a vital transportation asset for many countries around the world and different geographic location may impose different challenges for train line operators. An example in Georgia is a snowfall related train line blockage during winter periods interrupting Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway corridor. In 2011 ViaCon Georgia was appointed for construction of snowfall protection structure with the total length of 2.434km. The snowfall protection structure was a steel tunnel lining comprising Multi-plate 200mmx5mm corrugated steel plates. This article describes ViaCon Georgia involvement in this project starting from contribution to scheme design development to complete construction of the snowfall protection structure. At the time of construction this structure was known as the longest structure in the world of such type. Authors of this paper envisage sharing their experience from this project thereby contributing ongoing developments of steel culvert design and construction.

Publisher:

Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology

Place of publication:

Poznań

Object type:

artykuł

ISBN/ISSN:

1897-4007

DOI:

10.21008/j.1897-4007.2017.23.08

Language:

eng ; pol

Relation:

Politechnika Poznańska ; Wydział Budownictwa i Inżynierii Środowiska ; Strona czasopisma

Rights Management:

Politechnika Poznańska

Format:

pp. 81-90

Rights:

wszystkie prawa zastrzeżone

Access rights:

dla wszystkich w zakresie dozwolonego użytku

Rights holder:

Politechnika Poznańska

Digital object format:

application/pdf