CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE WITH COMPACTED SHALES

Shales pose a variety of problems to geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. A subset of these problems relates to the use of shales in compacted embankments. To accomplish the latter, a number of parameters must be predicted, viz., degradability and compactability of the materials, their durability under the changes of the service environment, and the consequent strength and compressibility of the compacted mass. This paper synthesizes experience with highway fills and embankment dams, and highlights a number of problems commonly encountered. It reviews the uses of test pads to improve predictions of compacted shale performance, and concludes with recommendations for field experimentation to advance the state of the art.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 347-364

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM