GEOPHYSICAL METHODS AS AN AID IN THE PROCUREMENT OF HIGHWAY DESIGN INFORMATION

THE OBJECT IS TO PRESENT AN EVALUATION OF THE GEOPHYSICAL METHODS IN OBTAINING SOILS INFORMATION FOR DESIGN PURPOSES. THE PRESENT INVESTIGATION EXTENDS THE ORIGINAL RESEARCH PROJECT "TERRAIN INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR HIGHWAY ENGINEERS" TO DESIGN PROBLEMS. THE METHOD OF APPROACH CONSISTED OF DETERMINING THE MOST FREQUENTLY OCCURRING DESIGN PROBLEMS CONFRONTED BY THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT IN OHIO. IT IS FOUND THAT THESE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SOFT SUBSOILS, LANDSLIDES AND STRUCTURE FOUNDATIONS. THREE SOFT SUBSOIL, TWO LANDSLIDE AND FOUR FOUNDATION AREAS WERE SELECTED FOR STUDY. RAW FIELD DATA WERE INTERPRETED BY EMPLOYING WIDELY USED INTERPRETIVE METHODS TO DETERMINE WHICH METHODS AND FIELD TECHNIQUES COULD BEST DUPLICATE THE DIRECT SOILS EXPLORATION PROFILE. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THESE METHODS ARE OUTLINED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No 196-A, 171 PP, 48 FIG, REFS
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Engineering Experiment Station, 2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210

    Ohio Department of Highways

    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Mayhew, G H
    • Struble, R A
    • Zahn, J
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00230046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 1971 12:00AM