Accession Number:

AD0738839

Title:

Feasibility of Using Membrane-Enveloped Soil Layers as Pavement Elements for Multiple-Wheel Heavy Gear Loads.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Aug 70,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The investigation reported herein was conducted to a determine the feasibility of using membrane-enveloped soil layers MESL as structural elements in flexible pavements and b investigate the performance of MESL construction under multiple-wheel heavy gear load MWHGL traffic. A test section was constructed within the existing MWHGL test section at the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station utilizing the existing 4-CBR clay subgrade. The performance of the test items under traffic showed that the concept of utilizing MESLs as structural elements in pavement construction is feasible. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE