CONSTRUCTION OF EMBANKMENTS

THE STATE OF THE ART, AS EMBODIED IN THE AVAILABLE LITERATURE AND IN ADVANCED PRACTICE, IS REVIEWED. THE REPORT OPENS WITH A BRIEF CHARACTERIZATION OF EMBANKMENT FAILURES AND LOADS. THE NEXT FIVE CHAPTERS DEAL WITH SPECIFIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION QUESTIONS: (1) SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATIONS (ROUTE LOCATION, SOIL SURVEYS, EMBANKMANET SOILS); (2) FOUNDATION PREPARATION (MINIMAL PREPARATION, SOFT FOUNDATIONS, SIDEHILL FILLS, CUT---FILL TRANSITIONS, DRAINAGE PROVISIONS); (3) FILL DESIGN (DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS, PREPARATION OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS); (4) PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PLACEMENT OF FILL (ROLLED EARTH, ROCK, AND HYDRAULIC FILLS); AND (5) QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURES. THE MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS ADDRESSED ARE SPECIAL MATERIALS, BURIED STRUCTURES AND BRIDGE APPROACHES, ECOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS, INTRAAGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, AND FIELD INSTRUMENTATION. CURRENT RESEARCH IN EMBANKMENT CONTRUCTION AROUND THE WORLD IS SUMMARIZED IN A TABLE, AND AREAS WHERE FURTHER RESEARCH IS REQURED ARE DESCRIBED.

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  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00215449
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  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM