ON STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE CALCAREOUS-SOIL-SAND-ASPHALT BASE COURSES USED IN ARGENTINA

Due to the high price and scarcity of conventional aggregates as well as to the problem of long-distance transport, Argentina has begun a program to investigate the use of local aggregates. This required the development of asphalt mixes for base courses and equivalency ratios between non-conventional and conventional mixes. Among the materials available are natural siliceous sands, boring-pits of soils, and a calcareous-soil-sand-asphalt, the most successful. Conventional aggregates are used for wearing courses, and extensive laboratory and field tests are done to determine the effectiveness of calcareous-soil-sand-aspahlt mixes, its properties, and the thickness required for its use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Third International Conference on the Structural Design of Asphalt Pavements, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, England, Sept. 11-15, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Conf Struct Design Asph Pvmts (3rd)

    University of Michigan, Department of Civil Engineering
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48104

    International Conf Struct Design Asph Pvmts (3rd)

    University of Michigan, Department of Divil Engineering
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48104

    Interrational Conf Struct Design Asph Pvmts (3rd)

    University of Michigan, Department of Civil Engineering
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48104
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  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 957-967
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM