Computerized systems of data storage, retrieval and analysis for information about the soils and rocks within a state are being used relatively frequently. These systems have particular and special potential uses in the design of low-volume roads, where the funds to generate original geotechnical data are very limited. This paper briefly describes the data likely to exist in such a system, how to access them, and what kinds of predictions can likely be made from them. Of special interest are: (1) frequency distribution analyses of particular soil characteristics to determine typical magnitudes and variabilities within a given area, and (2) correlation of simple and easy-to-measure soil characteristics with parameters that require complex and costly tests. Either approach may supply appropriate presumptive values for the structural roadway design, which can be verified by original subsurface investigation if the budget permits. Specific examples are drawn from the Indiana bank of geotechnical data.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 140-146
  • Monograph Title: Low volume roads: second international conference; proceedings, August 20-23, 1979
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 309028434
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM