Six case studies are presented which describe various geotechnical aspects of highway engineering and specialized field investigation and design techniques. Four case studies have been selected to illustrate some unusual geotechnical problems encountered, and the design features incorporated for their solution. Projects described include the design of pavements over highly swelling "Black Cotton" soils in East Africa, highly swelling cemented calcareous sands in the Arabian Gulf, plastic clays in South America, and soft, highly compressible peat soils in Canada. The use of rock mechanics principles in the solution of a rock slope stability problem and the evaluation of flexible pavements using the Benkelman Beam are described. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Conference on Road Engineering in Asia and Australasia (Kuala Lumpur: June 11-16, 1973).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Engineers, Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur,   Malaysia 
  • Authors:
    • Milligan, V
    • Brawner, C O
    • Hsu, M
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM