THE USE OF SOIL-ROCKFILL MIXTURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADFILLS

By constructing roadfills, economical and environmental requirements have originated the necessity of using as great an amount of excavated material as possible, so a maximum balance of volumes in the earth works has become normally expected and desirable. Due to the tendency to use materials originating from road cuts, some road embankments are now being built by certain materials which were rejected before as a consequence of their grain size distribution or mechanical properties. An attempt to analyze the behavior of these materials is presented in this paper, showing some cases in which it has been possible to detect certain damages and to identify the reasons for the anomalous behavior.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 205-210

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00778743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9058090477
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1999 12:00AM