Design and Construction of Pavements and Rail Tracks - Geotechnical Aspects and Processed Materials is a compilation of selected contributions produced between 2002 and 2005 by the International Committee TC3 - Geotechnics of Pavements of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), a committee dedicated to gathering current knowledge of geotechnical aspects relating to pavements and rail tracks. The volume presents advanced procedures for laboratory and field materials characterization, including processed materials (non-conventional road construction materials), novel tests for field stiffness evaluation, a pre-standard for roller integrated continuous compaction control and new theories for evaluation of the long term performance of materials, including environmental aspects. These contributions represent the latest developments relating to the design, construction and long term performance of pavements, rail tracks and earth structures, with emphasis on the geotechnical and environmental background.
1. Strengthening and Reinforcement of Pavements. Reinforcement of Pavements with Steel Meshes and Geosynthetics. 2. Geotechnical Aspects Related to Foundation Layers of Pavements and Rail Tracks. Improved Performance of Ballasted Tracks. 3. Frost Design Method for Roadways and Railways - State of the Art in France. 4. Influence of lmpact Load on Base Course and Sub-grade by Circulation. 5. Development and Performance Evaluation of Multi-ring Shear Apparatus. 6. Development of Rut Depth Prediction Model Considering Deformation of Asphalt Layer and Subgrade. 7. Effects of Continuous Principal Stress Axis Rotation on the Deformation Characteristics of Sand Under Traffic Loads. 8. The Effects of Shear Stress Reversal on the Accumulation. of Plastic Strain in Granular Materials under Cyclic Loading. 3. Earth Structures in Pavement and Railway Construction - Promoting the Use of Processed Materials and Continuous Compaction Control. 9. Roller-integrated Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) Technical Contractual Provisions & Recommendations. 10. Crushed Concrete Aggregate as a Backfill Material for Civil Engineering Soil Structures. 11. Evaluation of Resilient Modulus and Environmental Suitability of Two Granular Recycled Materials. 12. Current State of the Use of Recycled Materials in Geotechnical Works in Portugal. 13. Utilization of Processed Material in Pavement Surface and Base-course in Japan. 14. Geotechnical Characteristics of Crushed Concrete for Mechanical Stabilization