SOIL STABILIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MILITARY ROADS AND AIRFIELDS IN THE THEATER OF OPERATIONS

The purpose of the study reported herein is to establish requirements for soil stabilization for military roads and airfields in the theater of operations based on existing operational needs for such facilities. These requirements are necessary to guide the development, evaluation, and design phases of the soil stabilization research program. From current concepts of military operations of forward areas, various classifications of roads and airfields are defined with respect to their specific operational functions and usage characteristics. Also, requirements for stabilization of these roads and airfields in terms of strength and thickness parameters to satisfy anticipated operational needs are developed on the basis of a thickness-of-layer design approach. The stabilization objectives for military purpose encompass the needs both to improve the strength of initially wet, weak soils and to waterproof and dustproof soils which possess an adequate natural strength. Maximum limits of curing time and quantity of stabilizing material to achieve the necessary stabilization objectives are also suggested to define completely the scope of the military stabilization research problem. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Publication Date: 1963-10

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Number 3-605
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM