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Water Influence on Bearing Capacity and Pavement Performance: Field Observations

  • Robert Charlier
  • Pierre Hornych
  • Mate Sršen
  • Åke Hermansson
  • Gunnar Bjarnason
  • Sigurður Erlingsson
  • Primož Pavšič
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 5)

Abstract

This chapter presents a mechanical behaviour study, i.e. the bearing capacity as a function of the moisture degree. The field point of view is expressed and the chapter summarises a number of observations on road behaviour, in relation to variations of moisture. First, the road structure is recalled with respect to the mechanical analysis point of view. Then some observations on field under temperate climate, humid, are given. In a second step, the specific case of frost and thawing are discussed.

Keywords

Bearing capacity moisture level field measurement stiffness rutting thawing 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Charlier
    • 1
  • Pierre Hornych
  • Mate Sršen
  • Åke Hermansson
  • Gunnar Bjarnason
  • Sigurður Erlingsson
  • Primož Pavšič
  1. 1.University of LiègeBelgium

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