PLATE-BEARING TESTS USED TO EVALUATE MINNESOTA HIGHWAYS

AN INVESTIGATION INITIATED AS PART OF A SURVEY IS DESCRIBED FOR THE LONG-RANGE IMPROVEMENT OF A GROUP OF ROADS TENTATIVELY DESIGNATED AS FUTURE 7-TON OR 9-TON AXLE-LOAD-CAPACITY ROADS. IN ORDER TO ASSIST IN THE PREPARATION OF PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF THE IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED AND TO MAKE COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE ROADS INVOLVED, THE PLATE-BEARING TEST WAS UTILIZED TO EVALUATE THE EXISTING ROAD STRUCTURES. THIS REPORT DISCUSSES THE APPLICATION PLATE-BEARING TEST DATA, TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS, FIELD WORK, TEST PROCEDURES USED, ADJUSTMENT OF BEARING VALUES TO MAXIMUM FALL VALUES, AND CONVERSION OF SUCH VALUES TO ESTIMATED SPRING AXLE-LOAD CAPACITIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 32, pp 81-89, 5 FIG, 2 TAB, 2 REF
  • Authors:
    • Velz, P G
    • Campen, W H
    • Herner, R C
  • Publication Date: 1953

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 13-16, 1953
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM