AN APPLICATION OF BASE SHEET IN A HIGHWAY EMBANKMENT (BANG BOH TEST SECTION)

One of the various methods for improving the stability of the road embankment is to reinforce the embankment. Reinforcement is always used to sustain the tensile stress induced in the embankment since the embankment materials are normally low in tensile strength. The research project was conducted to investigate the performance of the nonwoven fabric thin sheet which is used to reinforce the embankment at the base. The fabric is also expected to be able to prevent the contamination of the embankment material by the intruding mud below and this accelerates the consolidation of the subsoils. The testing was performed at a site selected from a portion of the constructing highway linking Samrong and Bangboh. The base sheet shows some ability in improving the embankment stability and strength and in assisting the consolidation of the beneath subsoils, especially the mud at the surface of the original ground. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thailand Department of Highways

    Bangkok 4,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • POOPATH, V
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MR 54
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM