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Undergraduate Research Work

Objective

The Undergraduate Research Work comprises a research invistigations at Undergraduate level at senior design level to investigate, plan and assess the merits of different designs of future rail projects including the future links to GCC network. The work will also investigate issues with operation and maintenance.

Background

The State of Qatar is one of the fastest states in rising economic wise and in urban planning. Qatar achieved many rewards during the last two decades in almost every field. Moreover, Qatar is rising in it is hosting the World Cup on 2022 and the 2030 Vision, this vision aims to improve life standards, which results in increasing the job offers and attracting human beings to the state, which means a big rise of population’s ratio, and one of the expected problems is the Traffic-Jam.

One of the most effective solutions for this certain issue is to construct a railway that connects between all the state’s cities, and construct stations to meet the passenger’s needs.

This research investigate, plan and assess the merits of different designs of future rail projects in Qatar including the future links to GCC network. The work will also investigate issues with operation and maintenance.

Experimental tests are applied at Qatar university laboratories to test some of the railway track material mechanical properties from the national resources like ballast and subgrade layers. As 80% of Qatar’s ground level is consisted of Limestone, which is a choice to be used as a ballast layer after monitoring and examining its’ characteristics. Moreover, the huge amounts of non-used excavated soil from the currently railway project owned by Qatar Rail whcic can be used as filled subgrade material.