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CBR Predictive Models for Granular Bases Using Physical and Structural Properties

Mildred Estivaly Montes-Arvizu, Omar Chavez-Alegria, Eduardo Rojas-Gonzalez, Jose Ramon Gaxiola-Camacho, Jesus Roberto Millan-Almaraz
2020 Applied Sciences  
The California bearing ratio (CBR) test evaluates the structure of the layers of pavements. Such a test is laborious, time-consuming, and its results are generally affected by sample disturbance and tests conditions. The main objective of this research was to build a numerical model for the prediction of CBR tests that might substitute laboratory tests. The model was based on structural and physical parameters of granular bases. Four different materials from the central region (Querétaro) and
more » ... n (Querétaro) and north (Mexicali) of Mexico were used for the experimental work. Using the above-mentioned materials, 36 samples were fabricated, and six of them were used for the evaluation of the model presented in this research. Numerical and experimental comparisons demonstrated the adequacy of the model to predict the result of CBR tests from soil parameters.
doi:10.3390/app10041414 fatcat:th4gay6ajjgnfim6ogoeqrs2ie