In the design of schemes such as roadworks, railways and runways it has been customary to try and balance the quantities of cut and fill to avoid the importation of more costly materials from outside the site. Where the material encountered in cutting is hard, such as rock, the question of suitability does not arise. If the cut material is coarse non-cohesive granular material such as pit-run glacial gravel, the suitability of the material will seldom be in question unless the material is saturated. Experience in constructing embankments with such pit-run gravels in Ireland over the last 20 years suggests that any problems encountered were not significant. This paper is a reprint of a paper presented at the seminar on "earth works" held by the Institution of Engineers of Ireland on 15-16 November, 1982. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Phys Planning & Constr Res

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • DAVITT, S
  • Publication Date: 1982-11

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

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  • Accession Number: 00391084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: An Foras Forbartha Teoranta
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RC 262 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM