The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 34 (1956) > Issues > Issue 2 > Structural Aspects of Road Design: Soil Mechanics
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Structural Aspects of Road Design: Soil Mechanics

THIS paper gives a short account of the application of soil mechanics to road design. The principles by which wheel loads are transmitted to and resisted by the subgrade are discussed. Several methods of pavement design are reviewed, in which the necessary pavement thickness is related to the soil properties. Some experimental results are given to show the correlation of certain soil properties and their variation with moisture content. Finally brief reference is made to cement stabilisation. P. L. Capper

Author(s): Capper, P L

Keywords: roads;design;soil mechanics