THE DESIGN OF HIGHWAY CUTS IN INTERMEDIATE QUALITY ROCK. ROCK TESTING TECHNIQUES RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGHWAY CUTS IN SHALES AND SANDSTONES

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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also pub. as California Univ., Berkeley. Geological Engineering Group, TE-75-1, and RTA13945-194051-UCB.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of California, Berkeley

    Geological Engineering Group
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Goodman, R E
    • HEUZE, F E
    • Thorpe, R K
    • Chatoian, J M
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-DOT-TL-2137-1-75 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1976 12:00AM