STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF BASE COURSE MATERIALS AS DETERMINED BY A 12-INCH DIAMETER RIGID PLATE

REPETITIVE AND STATIC PLATE LOAD TESTS AND CBR TESTS WERE MADE ON 9 FLORIDA BASE MATERIALS AND A WELL GRADED FINE SAND IN A 7-FT. TEST PIT. PURPOSE: DETERMINE RELATIVE BEARING VALUES. MATERIALS WERE: SAND CLAY, SOIL-CEMENT, SAND SHELL, SHELL, 2 LIMEROCKS AND STABILIZED LIMEROCK. BASE COURSE THICKNESS RANGED FROM 0-IN. TO 26-IN.-ALL ON A SAND SUBGRADE. LOADS UP TO 30 TONS ON A 12-IN. PLATE WERE APPLIED. STRESS-DEFLECTION MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE ON VARIOUS BASE THICKNESSES. A 6-IN. THICKNESS OF SOIL-CEMENT HAS A HIGHER TEST VALUE THAN ALL MATERIALS TESTED REGARDLESS OF THICKNESS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 68, 33 pP
  • Authors:
    • Smith, L L
    • Lindley, R W
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00229198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Portland Cement Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:38AM