Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The application of geotextiles has been well accepted as a construction material in Civil engineering works. However, in India, the utility of geotextiles is very limited to particular areas of application in Civil Engineering such as highways, railways and irrigation projects etc. On an experimental basis, these fabrics have been used as an intermediate layer between subgrade and subbase to serve as a separation and drainage layer in a road constructed on soft subgrade soil. The main objective of field trials was to study the need, relevance and the relative efficacy of the use of geotextiles as compared to the use of conventional techniques in the construction and maintenance of road pavements on soft subgrades. The surface characteristics of different test sections were evaluated in terms of riding quality, rut depth and transverse/longitudinal slope variance. The structural adequacy of different specifications were determined using Benklemen Beam deflection tests. Based on the detailed data analysis, it is concluded that the geosynthetics are an effective substitute for conventional blanket courses as a separator with the added benefit that they ensure more effective subsurface drainage of the pavement compared to conventional blanket courses.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

Share

 
COinS
 
Jun 1st, 12:00 AM

Use of Geotextiles in Low Volume Roads — A Case Study

St. Louis, Missouri

The application of geotextiles has been well accepted as a construction material in Civil engineering works. However, in India, the utility of geotextiles is very limited to particular areas of application in Civil Engineering such as highways, railways and irrigation projects etc. On an experimental basis, these fabrics have been used as an intermediate layer between subgrade and subbase to serve as a separation and drainage layer in a road constructed on soft subgrade soil. The main objective of field trials was to study the need, relevance and the relative efficacy of the use of geotextiles as compared to the use of conventional techniques in the construction and maintenance of road pavements on soft subgrades. The surface characteristics of different test sections were evaluated in terms of riding quality, rut depth and transverse/longitudinal slope variance. The structural adequacy of different specifications were determined using Benklemen Beam deflection tests. Based on the detailed data analysis, it is concluded that the geosynthetics are an effective substitute for conventional blanket courses as a separator with the added benefit that they ensure more effective subsurface drainage of the pavement compared to conventional blanket courses.