LABORATORY TESTS WITH A HEAVY-DUTY ROLLING LOAD MACHINE

THIS PAPER DESCRIBES A HIGH-CAPACITY ROLLING LOAD TESTING MACHINE AND THE RESULTS OF TESTS PERFORMED WITH IT OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY. THE TESTING MACHINE IS BEING USED FOR THE EVALUATION OF BASECOURSE MATERIALS IN A SIMULATED HIGHWAY. CONSIDERABLE ECONOMY IN ROAD AND HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION COULD BE REALIZED IN WEST VIRGINIA IF SOME CONSTRUCTION METHOD WERE DEVISED THAT WOULD UTILIZE THE STATE'S ABUNDANT AND WELL-DISTRIBUTED SUPPLY OF SANDSTONE. THE BEST EVALUATION WOULD COME FROM HIGHWAYS CONSTRUCTED OF SUCH MATERIALS, AN EVALUATION EXPENSIVE IN BOTH TIME AND MONEY. A PROPERLY DESIGNED ROLLING LOAD TESTING MACHINE, ALONG WITH A CAREFULLY PLANNED TESTING PROGRAM, MIGHT REDUCE THE COST IN BOTH ASPECTS. OPINION AS TO THE USEFULNESS OF ROLLING LOAD MACHINES OR TEST TRACKS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS HAS BEEN DIVIDED. ONE MACHINE HAS BEEN ABANDONED WHILE ANOTHER VERY LARGE MACHINE HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED RECENTLY AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. CIRCULAR TRACKS ARE IN USE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AND AT THE AMERICAN OIL COMPANY IN WHITING, INDIANA. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 105-114
  • Monograph Title: Design, performance and surface properties of pavement
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  • Accession Number: 00205502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1994 12:00AM