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.
- Also pub. as California Univ., Berkeley. Geological Engineering Group, TE-75-1, and RTA13945-194051-UCB.
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University of California, BerkeleyGeological Engineering Group
Berkeley, CA United States 94720
- Goodman, R E
- HEUZE, F E
- Thorpe, R K
- Chatoian, J M
- Publication Date: 1974-8
- Pagination: 135 p.
- TRT Terms: Boreholes; Computer programs; Direct shear tests; Durability; Embankments; Excavations; Field studies; Forecasting; Highways; Laboratory tests; Load tests; Performance; Permeability; Physical properties; Quality control; Rocks; Sandstones; Shale; Strength of materials; Test procedures; Testing equipment; Tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Quality
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Rock properties; Rock tests
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways;
- 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