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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)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cement stabilized soil Sustainable pavement construction Wire mesh Low volume road 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIT AgartalaAgartalaIndia

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