Stabilised Gravel for Road Sub-Base: A Laboratory Study

Behera, Manoj Kumar (2015) Stabilised Gravel for Road Sub-Base: A Laboratory Study. MTech thesis.



High quality aggregates that meet the specifications are getting increasingly scarce and expensive in many localities in India. Traditional flexible pavement specifications require high quality aggregates in both base and sub base course. In many cases locally available aggregates are not satisfying the specifications and the aggregates that meet the specifications have to be hauled in long distances. This act significantly increases the cost associated with the construction and subsequent maintenance and rehabilitation of them. Thus, the use of locally available marginal aggregates in flexible pavement construction is one of the possible answers to high pavement construction costs and lack of quality aggregates sources in a vast country like India. A broad definition of a marginal aggregate is “any aggregate not in fully accordance with the specifications used in a country for normal road aggregates but can be used successfully either in special conditions, made possible because of climatic characteristics or recent progress in road techniques or after subjecting to particular treatment”. So if through appropriate modification of the materials or structural design the use of local materials can be permitted, the construction can be accelerated and significant monetary benefits can be achieved. So the main objective of the study is to improve the properties of the locally available gravel soil/ marginal aggregate (Moorum) by adding cement and bitumen emulsion. An attempt has been made to use cement for increasing the strength of the gravel and emulsion for increasing the water resisting capacity. The whole work involves increasing strength of gravel soil (Moorum) and expressed in terms of CBR and UCS value.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marginal aggregate, CBR, UCS, Bitumen Emulsion
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Transportation Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:7103
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:06 Mar 2016 14:46
Last Modified:06 Mar 2016 14:46
Supervisor(s):Panda, M

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