Introductory pavement lectures: 1) compaction; 2) principles and application of soil stabilisation; 3) flexible pavement design. revised edition

These introductory lecture notes form the basis for a series of pavement lectures designed for final year civil engineering students or as a refresher course for practising engineers. They do not provide a full course in themselves, but require the lecturer (and students) to draw upon the additional material in appendix d for detail depending upon the importance of these lectures in the full course of study. As this set of notes formed a small part of a soil mechanics course, it is assumed that lecturers (and students), are familiar with soil classification and soil drainage and have some knowledge of stress distribution in layered systems. Part 1 of the notes covers soil properties related to the state of compaction, laboratory compaction and field density testing, the specifications of and some practical aspects of compaction. Part 2 covers the principles of mechanical, cement, lime and bitumen stabilisation and their use in road construction. Part 3 covers pavement design and performance, outlining the effect of traffic load and climate effects and briefly describing one method of thickness design based on the california bearing ratio as commonly used in Australia. An introduction to rational design procedures and the NAASRA interim guide to pavement thickness design precedes a summary discussion of pavement performance (a). The notes have been expanded as a result of comments on the first issue numbered ARR 47 released in January 1979, and from experience from a post graduate course at the Asian Institute of Technology.

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Metcalf, J B
  • Publication Date: 1981-2


  • English

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  • Pagination: 33P
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    • Issue Number: ARR 47A

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  • Accession Number: 01438597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 869100416
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:38PM