8 Requirements of the good ballast - Civil Engineering

Thursday, 20 December 2018

8 Requirements of the good ballast

8 Requirements of the good ballast

Ideal ballast should posses the following characteristics
Following 8 Requirements of the good ballast are:
1. It should be hard and tough.
2. It should not be brittle and porous.
Requirements of the good ballast
8 Requirements of the good ballast 
3. It should have sufficient elasticity.
4. It should allow easy drainage with minimum leakage.
5. It should be wear resistant and durable.
6. It should retain its position laterally and longitudinally under all conditions of traffic.
7. It should not produce any chemical action with rail and metal sleepers.

8. The materials should be easily workable.
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