ROADWORK FILLS - A MATERIALS ENGINEER'S VIEWPOINT

The problems of sampling and testing boulder clay for its suitability as embankment fill are analysed and the development of suitability criteria described. Improved standards of compaction and the increasing weight of construction plant are shown to cause troublesome resilient strains in boulder clay compacted wet of optimum moisture content. The operation of the method specification is discussed. Finally, the difficulties in separating, depositing and compacting mixed sands and clays in embankments are considered. (a) (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25-36

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-0069-3
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM