SHELL PROCEDURE FOR ASSIGNING MODULI TO UNBOUND GRANULAR MATERIALS

The Shell procedure for assigning moduli to unbound granular materials is discussed. The results of the studies of the full-scale test section are analyzed, and some special features of the California bearing ratio equation are reviewed. It is shown that a distinct difference in performance exists among granular materials of different qualities. Moduli determined by using the Shell procedure seem to be reasonable for subbase and low-quality base materials. However, for pavements with thick, high-quality, well-graded, and well-compacted crushed-stone base materials, moduli higher then those determined by using the Shell procedure should be considered.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 44-48
  • Monograph Title: Pavement and soil characteristics
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023882
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM