GEOTEXTILE REINFORCEMENT OF A TEMPORARY ROAD, SMOLENSKAYA REGION, USSR

This case history describes the construction of a 20km temporary road in the Smolenskaya region of the USSR, which had to constructed as quickly as possible, with minimal fill thickness. The road was one of the first in the USSR where a geotextile was used. The site had soft plastic loam soils with a moisture coefficient up to 1.5, a high ground water level, and a prolonged stagnation of water above ground. To accelerate the road construction the Dornit phi-1 geotextile was used on several sections of the road, where the soil was a light silty loam and had a 27-30% moisture content at the time of construction. The required fill thickness was determined during calculations. Observations and measurements made of road sections with and without geotextiles, during construction and road usage, showed large increases in rut depths in the absence of geotextiles, but little change in rut depths in the presence of geotextiles. The use of geotextiles increased the bearing capacity of the soft soil and sand fill. For the covering abstract see IRRD 865821.

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    BiTech Publishers, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • KAZARNOVSKY, V D
    • BRANTMAN, B P
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-9696924-0-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM