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United States Federal Highway Administration Materials Division

Works: 84 works in 157 publications in 1 language and 2,574 library holdings
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Technical guidelines for expansive soils in highway subgrades by Donald R Snethen( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Volume change of expansive soil subgrades resulting from moisture variations causes an estimated annual damage of 1.7 billion dollars to streets and highways. Minimization of the detrimental damage to pavements on expansive soils was the subject of a 4-yr research study conducted by the U.S. army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The results of that study that should be implemented are presented in this report. Technical guidelines are presented on: the location of potentially expansive soil areas using occurrence and distribution maps, as well as alternative sources of information; field exploration and sampling of expansive soils; identification and classification of potentially expansive soils using index and soil suction properties; testing of expansive soils and prediction of anticipated volume change; selection of appropriate treatment alternatives; and presentation of design, construction, and maintenance recommendations for new and existing highways. Appendixes to the technical guidance report describe the soil suction test procedures, a standard procedure for odometer swell tests, procedure for calculating the Potential Vertical Rise (PVR), a bibliography on treatment alternatives, and standards for field monitoring data
Determination of the in situ permeability of base and subbase courses by Lyle K Moulton( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Evaluation of the economic and environmental feasibility of using fused and unfused incinerator residue in highway construction by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The application of brown coal fly ash to road base courses by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Factors that influence the stability of slopes : a literature review by Robert Britten Johnson( Book )
in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), under subcontract to the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) on FHWA contract no. FHWA-7-3-0001, performed the geologic tasks required by the contract. The portion of the project reported in this interim report is part of Phase I requiring documentation of features and conditions which influence stability of natural and man made slopes in earth materials. The features and conditions described include discrete primary and secondary features or discontinuities such as bedding surfaces, joints, and foliations as well as less distinct anisotropies in an otherwise physically uniform mass. Discussion of secondary factors contributing to slope instability such as rainfall, slope steepness and aspect, and vegetation also is included
Rapid determination of the chloride permeability of concrete by D Whiting( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Field study of pile group action by Michael W O'Neill( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Evaluation of super-water reducers for highway applications by D Whiting( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
"Super-Water Reducers" were characterized and evaluated as potential candidates for production of low water-to-cement ratio, high strength concretes for highway construction applications. Admixtures were composed of either naphthalene or melamine sulfonated formaldehyde condensates. A mini-slump procedure was used to assess dosage requirements and behavior of workability with time of cement pastes. Required dosage was found to be a function of tricalcium aluminate content, alkali content, and fineness of the cement. Concretes exhibited high rates of slump loss when super-water reducers were used
Coating and corrosion costs of highway structural steel : final report by S Frondistou-Yannas( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Data have been collected and analyzed on the rates of deterioration and the repainting costs for structures with various coatings in four exposure environments. A simulation computer model has been built to analyze and predict corrosion and maintenance costs. This model can be used to derive the optimal painting schedule for a specific coating, the optimal protection method for a specific bridge, or a detailed analysis of costs for a single painting job or an entire maintenance program. Preprogrammed or user-furnished data may be utilized
Alternatives for the optimization of aggregate and pavement properties related to friction and wear resistance by S. H Dahir( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
This report summarizes the major findings of a detailed, comprehensive report which has received only a limited distribution. The full report is FHWA-RD-78-209. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has conducted an in-depth review of the literature, supplemented with expert opinions, research experience, and limited tests, to develop a state-of-the-art on the topics of (a) properties of aggregates, (b) pavement texture and skid resistance, (c) tire-pavement noise, (d) tire wear, (e) light reflection and glare, (f) splash and spray, (g) rolling resistance and fuel consumption, and (h) optimal aggregates and pavement surfacing systems. A cost-benefit analysis is also summarized
Materials and techniques for improving the engineering properties of sulfur : interim report by Allen C Ludwig( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Asphalt and Portland cement are the principal binders used in the preparation of pavements. The costs of these materials are directly related to energy and are expected to increase. The availability of asphalt in the future in the event of an oil embargo or other crisis is questionable. Native as well as by-product sources of sulfur in the United States are large and are expected to increase in the future. Sulfur in its elemental form is not ideally suited for use as a pavement binder because of its brittle and friable nature. This program was under-taken to determine if elemental sulfur could be inexpensively modified so it could be used as a pavement binder. As a result of this work, a new pavement binder system, based on elemental sulfur, has been developed that can serve as a replacement for asphalt and Portland cement. This material can be emulsified with water and used like asphalt emulsions
Evaluation of low solvent maintenance coatings for highway structural steel ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Usage guide for rapid-set epoxy adhesive (118-AF) for traffic marker by Henry E Haxo( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Mathematical model to correlate frost heave of pavements with laboratory predictions by Richard L Berg( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A mathematical model of coupled heat and moisture flow in soils have been developed. The model includes algorithms for phase change of soil moisture and frost heave and permits several types of boundary and initial conditions. The finite element method of weighted residuals (Galerkin procedure) was chosen to simulate the spatial regime and the Crank-Nicholson method was used for the time domain portion of the model. To facilitate evaluation of the model, the heat and moisture fluxes were essentially decoupled; moisture flux was then simulated accurately, as were heat flux and frost heave in a laboratory test
Properties of Portland cement concretes containing pozzolanic admixtures ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A laboratory comparison was made of the properties of a concrete containing no pozzolan with several mixtures containing pozzolans. Used were a natural pozzolan (Lassenite), two fly ashes of different fineness and low carbon and an amorphous silica fume dust from a metal-producing plant. The basic mixture was modified in three schemes: a 15 percent equal volume replacement of pozzolan for cement, a 25 percent similar replacement, and a 2 for 1 replacement of pozzolan for cement, whereby 13 volume percent was replaced by 26 percent pozzolan with the extra volume compensated for by removing fine aggregate. The concretes were compared for the amount of air entraining agent, compressive and tensile splitting strengths, modulus of elasticity, drying shrinkage, skid resistance, abrasion resistance, scaling resistance, freeze-thaw durability, chloride permeability, and outdoor exposure
Determination of horizontal stress in soils ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Epoxy thermoplastic pavement marking material : specification and testing by BH Chollar( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Investigation of the use of coal refuse-fly ash compositions as highway base course material ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
This report outlines the findings of a study into the utilization of coal refuse-fly ash compositions as highway base course material. It includes a discussion of the results from an extensive laboratory testing program into the physical and engineering properties of mixtures of these waste products and a comparison of serviceability index and physical damage parameters based on the VESYS Predictive Design Procedures between crushed stone and coal refuse-fly ash compositions
Evaluation of wood lignin as a substitute or extender of asphalt by Ronald L Terrel( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The project was aimed at evaluating the use of lignins in three possible ways: (1) alone as a substitute for asphalt, (2) as an extender for asphalt cement in hot mixtures, and (3) as an extender of emulsified asphalt in conjunction with rubber in cold mixtures. Extensive screening of many binder candidates and formulations was made on the basis of binder properties and mixing with sand to make test cylinders. The most promising materials were further evaluated using both binder and full scale lignin asphalt pavement mixtures and were compared to conventional mixtures. Additional evaluation regarding environmental exposure, expected structural performance and economic feasibility was also included as a key part of the research
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