California Bearing Ratio Test Simplified

    Volume 27, Issue 1 (January 1999)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Pandian, NS
    Associate professorprofessorpost doctorate fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

    Sridharan, A
    Associate professorprofessorpost doctorate fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

    Raju, PSRN
    Associate professorprofessorpost doctorate fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

    (Received 18 November 1997; accepted 20 August 1998)

    Abstract

    Due to the large volume of soil sample material and effort involved, the conventional California bearing ratio (CBR) tests are laborious and time consuming. Hence, an attempt was made to use the Proctor mold itself with a proportionately smaller plunger to estimate the CBR values. The good agreement between the CBR values obtained using the conventional mold and plunger and the Proctor mold and a smaller plunger (with a correction factor) suggests the feasibility of this approach, especially for fine-grained soils. The recommended minitest apparatus and procedure make the CBR test much simpler.


    Paper ID: JTE12043J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12043J

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    Title California Bearing Ratio Test Simplified
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    Committee D18