Accession Number : ADA251370

Title :   Geogrid Reinforced Base Courses for Flexible Pavements for Light Aircraft: Literature Review and Test Section Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Webster, Steve L.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report presents the results of a literature review investigating geogrid reinforced base courses for flexible pavements for light aircraft and the design of a geogrid test section for field testing the validity of potential geogrid reinforcement results. The literature review included related areas such as geogrid ballast reinforcement for railroad track bed, reinforcement for aggregate surfaced pavement and reinforcement for flexible pavements. Based on the literature review, geogrids have application in ballast reinforcement for railroad track bed and in reinforcement for aggregate surfaced pavements. Full-scale field tests have verified that for subgrade CBR strengths of 1.5 to 5.0, geogrid reinforced aggregate surfaced pavements can carry about 3.5 times more traffic repetitions than equivalent nonreinforced pavements before a 1.5-in. rut depth is reached. The improvement mechanisms for geogrid, reinforced aggregate layers, are known and both laboratory and analytical studies indicated that geogrid reinforcement of a regate bases can improve flexible pavements performance. Base course, Geotextile, Reinforcement, Geogrid, Pavement, Subgrade.

Descriptors :   *PAVEMENTS, *REINFORCEMENT(STRUCTURES), AIRCRAFT, BALLAST, DEPTH, FIELD TESTS, LABORATORIES, LAYERS, LIGHT, RAILROAD TRACKS, RAILROADS, SCALE, SUBGRADES, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRACKS, TRAFFIC.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE