SHALE DURABILITY RATING SYSTEM BASED ON LOSS OF SHEAR STRENGTH

This research has attemtped to create a durability rating system for shale that is to be used in compacted embankments. This new system was based on the loss of shear strength experienced by the embankment due to the intrusion of water and subsequent slaking of the shale. This shear strength loss loss is then correlated to simple index tests for the purpose of easily approximating durability ratings. A point load strength parameter that is also based on the loss of strength due to the intrusion of water is also included in this study. It is noted that the ability to classify shale enables an estimation of durability-related behavior. This facilitates classification of construction matrials and material usage for the practitioner.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1864-80
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  • Accession Number: 00602999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM