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Improving the stiffness of existing railway track

The ISERT (Improving the Stiffness of Existing Railway Track) project aims to devise a method for assessing and improving railway subgrade stiffness without disrupting operational services. The ultimate aim is to achieve a consistent level of subgrade stiffness along a complete route, enabling heavier loads to be carried and reducing maintenance costs. A smooth stiffness transition is required at the approach to underlying, usually much stiffer structures.

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