GEOTEXTILE REINFORCED UNPAVED ROAD DESIGN: MODIFIED HOULSBY APPROACH

In a design method presented by GT Houlsby et al (1989), a wheelload is considered to be a long strip load. Assuming plane strain condition and a simple load spread angle concept, the paper proposed a new design method for reinforced unpaved roads. In this paper, instead of a load spread angle concept, Boussinesq's equation of vertical stress for strip loading under plane strain condition is used and the problem of the design of reinforced unpaved roads is modified. Comparison with other design methods is provided by considering typical design data as give by MR Hausmann. (A)

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    EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED

    151 ROSEBERY AVENUE
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  EC1R 4QX
  • Authors:
    • BHOSALE, S S
    • Phatak, D R
  • Publication Date: 2000-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 34-7
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM