The availability and location of materials suitable for established methods of pavement construction is discussed, with particular reference to modern methods of terrain survey whereby material resources can be easily identified and characterized. Future research and demand, however, may lead to substantial extension of these resources, and to changes in the basic requirements. The potential role of soil stabilization and certain environmental factors is considered. The occurrence of various soil types in Australia, and the essential requirements of any detailed pre-construction soil survey are described. Simple methods for recognition and evaluation of critical soil properties for all aspects of highway construction (e.g. Pavements, cuttings, embankments, etc.) are given, with special reference to the expected performance of the soil both during and after construction (including compaction characteristics, strength and stability). /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Commonwealth Scientific Indus Res Org, Australia

    Division of Applied Geomechanics
    East Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Ingles, O G
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Lecture Series N31 Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM