ETR – Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau | Ausgabe Int. Edition 2/2018

Ground Penetrating Radar — Basis for effective Track Maintenance

September 2018 | Giuseppe Staccone, Ullrich Martin, Sebastian Rapp, David Camacho, Moritz Scheffbuch

Many countries allocate large amounts for the modernization and upgrading of their railway networks in order to meet the demands of increasingly dense rail traffic with higher axle loads at ever higher speeds. However, this can only be achieved if all relevant key figures and geotechnical conditions of the respective tracks can be reliably evaluated. On this basis only the necessary investments in track maintenance, modernization and support can be defined in the appropriate size and can be placed correctly....