This publication which covers the field in general terms, summarizes basic Australian practice in the selection and testing of gravels and soils for pavement construction, and includes references to testing equipment used and details of test procedures. In dealing with specific problems in particular localities, the procedures described may require to be supplemented by investigation and tests of more local application. The factors to be considered in the selection of a gravel are: the type of pavement, position of gravel in pavement, climate, traffic and the use of local materials. The composition of the gravel, grading, the fine aggregate and binder, coarse aggregate and maximum size of aggregate are some of the properties of gravel to be considered. The improvement of sub-standard gravel is also considered. The location and identification of gravel is discussed in detail. Details are given of tests for determining quality and the control of quality during construction. Appendices are included which provide information on sampling equipment, general requirements for gravel for road pavements, grading requirements, and field identification procedures for fine-grained soils or fractures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    P.O. Box J141
    Brickfield Hill, New South Wales 2000,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM