Backfilling stabilisation on arched bridges

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Due to the increasing age of arch bridges in DB Netz AG's network, a general approach must be developed to maintain these historic structures. On the basis of the systematically recorded damages of existing structures, a fundamental renovation is to be carried out on arch bridges and a track slab shall be constructed. For a long-lasting construction period, the filling or backfilling must be adjusted depending on the shape of the arch. On this basis, a comprehensive application module is being developed in a guideline of Deutsche Bahn (German Railway). In addition to the technical parameters contained therein, this design guideline will also address the issues regarding CO2 savings, preservation of the building culture and economic efficiency.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th fib Phd Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsMarco di Prisco, Alberto Meda, Gyorgy L. Balazs
Publisherfib. The International Federation for Structural Concrete
Number of pages8
ISBN (print)9782940643172
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

Seriesfib PhD Symposium 2022


Title14th fib PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2022
Conference number14
Duration5 - 7 September 2022
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationUniversity of Rome

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ORCID /0000-0001-8735-1345/work/142244601