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Title:Guidelines for the Use of Expanded Polystyrene (eps)-Block Geofoam for the Function of Lightweight Fill in Road Embankment Projects
Author(s):Arellano, David
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Stark, Timothy D.
Department / Program:Civil Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:This dissertation presents a design guideline or procedure as well as an appropriate material and construction standard. It is anticipated that the results of this study will encourage greater and more consistent use of EPS-block geofoam as an alternative for construction of embankments over soft ground. The ultimate benefit of this is an optimization of both the technical performance as well as cost of EPS-block geofoam embankments. The research has confirmed that EPS-block geofoam can provide a safe and economical solution to problems with construction of roadway embankments on soft soils. Although this study addresses only EPS-block geofoam, the completed design manual can serve as a blueprint for development of design guidelines for other types of lightweight fills.
Issue Date:2005
Description:1006 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182213
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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