DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF COMPACTED SHALE EMBANKMENTS. SLAKING INDEXES FOR DESIGN

A criterion for anticipating the performance of shales in embankments according to simple slaking indexes is presented. The basis for this criterion is information on service performance of numerous highway embankments of generally known construction in relation to the slake-durability index or jar-slake index of associated shales. This evaluation procedure is offered for further study and field trial at the state level. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Lutton, R J
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 1 Intrm Rpt., FCP-34D5-012
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM