Technical Challenges and Countermeasures for the Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering for Rail Transit

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Transportation and Future Mobility".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2024) | Viewed by 106

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The Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering, Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China
Interests: tunnel; subgrade; geotechnical engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past 20 years, with the large-scale construction and operation of major transportation infrastructure such as high-speed railways, urban rail transit, urban roads, airports and ports, the corresponding theoretical and innovative level of transportation, geotechnical and underground engineering is rapidly improving and effectively promoting the development of the technical level of planning, design and construction in this field. With the improvement in the construction concept and level, the trends of green practices, safety and energy saving are becoming more and more prominent. It is imperative to adopt new technologies, new methods and new materials to promote the accurate development of geotechnical and underground engineering, which pose new challenges in the construction, operation and management of traffic engineering.

This Special Issue, entitled "Technical Challenges and Countermeasures for the Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering for Rail Transit", aims to discuss cutting-edge scientific issues in transportation geotechnical and underground engineering; provide an academic exchange platform for scientific and technological workers engaged in design, construction, research and education in this field; share excellent engineering experience and scientific research results; and further improve the level of construction, operation, maintenance and management of geotechnical and underground engineering. This Special Issue covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Static and dynamic characteristics and theories of rock and soil mass;
  • Interactions between rock and soil mass and underground structures;
  • Green construction and maintenance technology for transportation infrastructure;
  • Intelligent technology for geotechnical and underground engineering in transportation;
  • Vehicle-subgrade (tunnel)–foundation interaction analysis;
  • Traffic infrastructure service status monitoring, evaluation and maintenance;
  • New theory and construction technology for geotechnical and underground engineering design;
  • Tunnel and underground structure life cycle safety operation and maintenance guarantee technology;
  • Disaster mechanism and safety treatment technology for geotechnical and underground engineering.

Dr. Qianwei Xu
Guest Editor

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