LABORATORY CORRELATION OF SOIL SWELL POTENTIAL

The objective of the study was to determine if a correlation exists between the Potential Volume Change Test and the Potential Vertical Rise Test as compared to the Third Cycle Expansion Pressure Test. Samples of soils in selected areas of Louisiana were obtained and subjected to these tests. A direct comparision of test data was made. The analysis indicated an apparent linear relationship, however with poor correlation, as well as considerable variation of test data within each respective test method. (Author)

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

    1201 Capitol Access Road, P.O. Box 94245
    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70804-9245
  • Authors:
    • Melancon, J L
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/LA-79/131 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: Study No. 72-3S
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM