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Title: Moisture contents for wet fill for highway embankments.
Author: Dohaney, W. J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3427 2504
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1978
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The use of wet fill for constructing highway embankments has been investigated from the viewpoints of the designer, the contractor and the construction engineer. Present and past specifications used to control selection and compaction of embankment material have been reviewed to determine their adequacy for the problem. The wetness index concept has been proposed as a specification for selection and control of embankment material. The relevance to embankment design of wetness index has been assessed from the stability and compressibility aspects. Some major contributions to the field of terramechanics have been reviewed. A critical tyre inflation pressure concept has been postulated. Both laboratory and full scale field tests have been used to evaluate this postulation
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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