Cement-Stabilized Soil with Wire Mesh Reinforcement as a Pavement Layer for Low Volume Roads

  • Jince P. ZachariahEmail author
  • Partha Pratim Sarkar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 31)


Road networks are the neural networks of a nation’s infrastructure. It forms the essential part by interconnecting various locations and by providing accessibility. In many states of India, good qualities of stone aggregates are not available. Hence, in this study, the consideration of a different pavement alternative is proposed. This study is specifically concentrated on the laboratory and mechanistic behavior of a top layer having cement-stabilized soil with wire reinforcement in it and a particular type of composite pavement with the base as cement-stabilized soil mix with wire mesh reinforcement in it. The optimal position and mix for maximum bearing strength are found out in this study. Two different types of meshes are used in this analysis along with two different soil–cement ratios. For pavement design, IRC 37:2012 guidelines are used. Analysis has been performed using KENPAVE and the design provided satisfactory results with layer depth varying from 10 cm to 35 cm for the top layer of rural low volume road. For the pavement base of normal roads, the depth obtained varied from 10 to 15 cm.


Cement stabilized soil Sustainable pavement construction Wire mesh Low volume road 


  1. Bagui SK (2012) Pavement design for rural low volume roads using cement and lime treatment base. Jordan J Civil Eng 6(3):293–303Google Scholar
  2. Balbo JT, Cintra JP (2007) Fatigue verification criteria for semi-rigid pavements. In: Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil. National Meeting on Asphalt Mixture and Pavements, available online at:
  3. Flintsch GW, Diefenderfer BK, Nunez O (2008) Composite pavement systems: synthesis of design and construction practices. Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and ResearchGoogle Scholar
  4. Haralambos SI (2009) Compressive strength of soil improved with cement. In: Contemporary topics in ground modification, problem soils, and geo-support, pp 289–296Google Scholar
  5. Hooper R (1960) An evaluation of hinged wire mesh reinforcement for concrete pavement. Research report, Michigan state highway departmentGoogle Scholar
  6. Horpibulsuk S, Rachan R, Chinkulkijniwat A, Raksachon Y, Suddeepong A (2010) Analysis of strength development in cement-stabilized silty clay from microstructural considerations. Constr Build Mater 24(10):2011–2021CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. IRC: 37 (2012) Tentative guidelines for the design of flexible pavementsGoogle Scholar
  8. Mohamady A, Elhady ABM, Eisa MS, Improving of asphalt pavement performance using steel wire grid reinforcementGoogle Scholar
  9. Nunez O (2007) Composite pavements: a technical and economic analysis during the pavement type selection process (Doctoral dissertation, Virginia Tech)Google Scholar
  10. Nunez O, Flintsch GW, Diefenderfer BK (2008) Synthesis on composite pavement systems: benefits, performance, design, and mechanistic analysis. In: Airfield and highway pavements: efficient pavements supporting transportation’s future, pp. 535–546Google Scholar
  11. Raheem AA, Bello OA, Makinde OA (2010) A comparative study of cement and lime stabilized lateritic interlocking blocks. Pac J Sci Technol 11(2):27–34Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIT AgartalaAgartalaIndia

Personalised recommendations