DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF COMPACTED SHALE EMBANKMENTS. VOLUME 2. EVALUATION AND REMEDIAL TREATMENT OF SHALE EMBANKMENTS

The purpose of the three-phase study is to develop design and construction methodologies that will enable shales which have caused settlements and slope failure in highway embankments to be identified and used successfully in future construction. The purpose of Phase II was to develop (a) techniques for evaluating the stability of existing embankments and (b) remedial treatments for distressed embankments. Information obtained from State and Federal agencies and the literature was reviewed. Types and probable causes of distress, evaluation techniques, and remedial treatment measures are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-253 120.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bragg, GHJ
    • Zeigler, T W
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 245 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 62 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM