Advances in Earth Science ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (6): 573-583. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2019.06.0573

Special Issue: “沙尘天气追因、影响及治理”虚拟专刊

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Progress of Research on Wind-blown Sand Prevention and Control of Railways in China

Kecun Zhang 1( ),Jianjun Qu 1,Yanping Yu 1, 2,Qingjie Han 1,Tao Wang 1,Zhishan An 1,Fei Hu 1, 2   

  1. 1. Dunhuang Gobi and Desert Ecological and Environmental Research Station, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2019-04-28 Revised:2019-05-25 Online:2019-06-10 Published:2019-07-05
  • About author:Zhang Kecun(1978-), male, Minqin County, Gansu Province, Professor. Research areas include aeolian disaster and aeolian engineering. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    Foundation item: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China "Study on wind-dynamic environment of pass and piedmont hilly areas and formation mechanism of sand damage in Dunghuang-Geermu railway"(No. 41871016)

Kecun Zhang, Jianjun Qu, Yanping Yu, Qingjie Han, Tao Wang, Zhishan An, Fei Hu. Progress of Research on Wind-blown Sand Prevention and Control of Railways in China[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2019, 34(6): 573-583.

Based on the development of railways in desert areas of China, the types, characteristics, schemes, measures and technical systems of wind-sand disaster prevention and control were systematically analyzed in this paper. In view of the regional characteristics of sandy areas and the genres of railway sand damage in China, the results achieved and problems faced of wind-sand hazard and prevention technology in quicksand surface, plateau cold region and Gobi gale area were discussed as a case study. Combined with the expanding trend of railways in desert zone in China at present, starting from the theoretical research and the practice of sand control in engineering, it was proposed that the railway sand harm of complicated terrain and special environment is the key research direction in the field of wind-sand engineering in the future, which is also the crucial and difficult point in the protection and control of railway sand hazard in sandy zones.

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