The report discusses testing techniques helpful in forecasting the behavior of highway cuts in shales and sandstones intermediate in physical properties between hard rocks and soils. The investigation included borehole loading tests in situ, and laboratory measurements of durability, strength, and rock quality. Equipment and procedures for testing together with typical results are presented for a number of techniques including NX borehole jack measurements; slake durability tests; point load strength determinations; radial permeability tests; and direct shear tests. Field studies and samples for laboratory studies were derived from three highway cuts within 50 miles of Berkeley.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was conducted in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration Federal Program No HPR-PR-1-(11) Do 346).
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Davis Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1710
  • Authors:
    • Goodman, Re
    • Thorpe, P K
    • Chatoian, J M
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • ISBN: RTA13945-194051-UCB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: D0346
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM