ENGINEERING CHARACTERISTICS OF OHIO SOIL SERIES. VOLUME 1. PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING SOILS TAXONOMY

The qualitative and quantitative characteristics of Ohio soil series have been resolved by sampling and testing representative pedons of the 353 soil series identified in the state. The Samples were taken from significant pedological horizons and tested for engineering quantitative characteristics including physical and mechanical analyses. The physical analysis incorporated optimum moisture, maximum dry density, and Atterberg Limits as well as typical range of soil pH. The mechanical analysis incorporated the standard sieve separation of the soil components. The physical and mechanical data were processed through a computerized soil program furnished by the South Dakota Department of Highways. The program calculated and averaged AASHTO, UNIFIED, group index, and estimated the CBR for the sampled soil horizons. The qualitative engineering characteristics were processed from the averaged data. From the averaged quantitative data, qualitative engineering characteristics were evaluated for embankment stability, bearing value, subgrade rating, shrink swell, and corrosivity potential for steel and concrete. From the pedological definitions of the individual soil series, qualitative characteristics for the soil moisture environment, occurrence of the soil series in Ohio, origin of the solum (parent material), general use of the soil scape, depth to bedrock, permeability of the solum, rate of surface runoff, depth to fragipan, dominant clay mineralogy, and flooding potential, were recorded. A series profile diagram was created for the individual soil series to display the ranges in depth of the engineering soil horizons. (Color illustrations reproduced in black and white)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Columbus, OH. Ohio Div. See also Part 2, PB-286081. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E14, PB-286 079-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, G O
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-12-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2002 12:00AM