THE USE OF INDEX PROPERTIES IN THE DESIGN OF PAVEMENTS ON LOESS AND SILTY CLAYS

This paper was presented at session 20 - pavement design 2. It deals with the correlation of index properties of Israeli loess and silty clays with other characteristics which govern the behaviour of the material as a subgrade for road and airfield pavements. The correlations involved relate the consistency limits to the moisture-density relationships, California bearing ratio (CBR), collapsing potential and moisture-equilibrium expected in loess and silty clays following the construction of the pavement. The correlations obtained with the aid of simple index tests allow for the evaluation of the factors governing the design of pavements and selection of design values for small projects in loess and silty clays and the corresponding factors and values for the preliminary design of large projects of any scope. (TRRL)

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    • Proceeding from the Ninth Australian Road Research Board Conference, Brisbane, August 21-25, 1978.
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  • Authors:
    • Livneh, Moshe
    • GREENSTEIN, J
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 237-246
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 4

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  • Accession Number: 00308015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM