Research was undertaken to study the behavior of layered systems used as part of transportation structures. Particular emphasis is given to the "tension" zone in the bottom portion of upper granular layers overlying less stiff layers. The research has included layered system experiments, special computer controlled triaxial tests, and analysis. This report presents the results of Phase I. In this first phase the experimental apparatus was constructed and test techniques established, a strain path triaxial test program was developed, preliminary experiments were conducted, and a review of past research was completed. (Author)

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    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  United States  01003

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Selig, E T
    • Lin, H
    • Hsieh, K-H
    • Dwyer, L J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-OST-P-34-86-031
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS56-83-C-00038
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:27PM