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    Resilient Modulus Testing for Pavement Components

    Durham GN, DeGroff WL, Marr WA
    Published: 2003

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    Nineteen peer-reviewed papers address the latest issues affecting the resilient modulus test and use of the test results. Resilient modulus indicates the stiffness of a soil under controlled confinement conditions and repeated loading. The test is intended to simulate the stress conditions that occur in the base and subgrade of a pavement system.

    Papers cover:

    • Repeatability of the test by testing replicated test specimens under the same conditions.

    • Background of test startup and QC procedures

    • Review of the LTPP test program

    • Effect of water content and pore water pressure buildup on the resilient modulus of unsaturated and saturated cohesive soils

    • Importance of the value of resilient modulus on required pavement thickness

    This book is a valuable resource for highway engineers, geotechnical engineers, laboratory personnel who conduct pavement tests, pavement designers, and foundation engineers.

    Table of Contents

    Use of Resilient Modulus Test Results in Flexible Pavement Design

    AASHTO T307 — Background and Discussion

    Repeatability of the Resilient Modulus Test Procedure

    Implementation of Startup Procedures in the Laboratory

    Resilient Modulus Variations with Water Content

    Effect of Moisture Content and Pore Water Pressure Buildup on Resilient Modulus of Cohesive Soils in Ohio

    Design Subgrade Resilient Modulus for Florida Subgrade Soils

    Resilient Modulus of Soils and Soil-Cement Mixtures

    Geotechnical Characterization of a Clayey Soil Stabilized with Polypropylene Fiber Using Unconfined Compression and Resilient Modulus Testing Data

    A Low-Cost High-Performance Alternative for Controlling a Servo-Hydraulic System for Triaxial Resilient Modulus Apparatus

    A Fully Automated Computer Controlled Resilient Modulus Testing System

    A Simple Method for Determining Modulus of Base and Subgrade Materials

    Resilient Modulus Testing Using Conventional Geotechnical Triaxial Equipment

    Resilient Modulus Test — Triaxial Cell Interaction

    Comparison of Laboratory Resilient Modulus with Back-Calculated Elastic Moduli from Large-Scale Model Experiments and FWD Tests on Granular Materials

    Resilient Modulus Testing of Unbound Materials: LTPP's Learning Experience

    Resilient Modulus — Pavement Subgrade Design Value

    The Use of Continuous Intrusion Miniature Cone Penetration Testing in Estimating the Resilient Modulus of Cohesive Soils

    Characterization of Resilient Modulus of Coarse-Grained Materials Using the Intrusion Technology

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1437-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5482-7

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3461-4