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Linear swell from CBR

Linear swell from CBR

(OP)
Hello
What is the use of the linear swell from CBR test ? is it just to evaluate the efficiency of the chosen soil stabilization method ( as in hydraulically bound soils) or can you determine if the swell is dangerous or not, like in the case of free swell test on soils ?

RE: Linear swell from CBR

we (Virginia DOT) use the swell as a go/no-go criterion along with organic content, the actual CBR result, Atterberg limits and sand content (i.e., some group names are no good, by contract).

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RE: Linear swell from CBR

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Thank you now i am starting to get some new info
so what are the threshold beyond which the swell is considered inadmissible

RE: Linear swell from CBR

we use 5 percent.

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RE: Linear swell from CBR

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i appreciate your help thanks

RE: Linear swell from CBR

In Japan, normally 1% is used to define good subgrades.

RE: Linear swell from CBR

EXPANSIVE SOILS by Nelson & Miller references Altmeyer (1955) and provides the following guidance about swelling soils:
  • less than 0.5% - Noncritical
  • 0.5%-1.5% - Marginal
  • greater than 1.5% - Critical
I find these values to hold true for floor slabs on grade in the central USA - but are somewhat on the conservative side for pavement.

RE: Linear swell from CBR

Hi GM99, are those swells as measured in the CBR? I'll go get the citation, but in the interim remain curious. . .

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RE: Linear swell from CBR

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you guys rock thank you

RE: Linear swell from CBR

FATTDAD - Those swell guidelines are not from CBR tests but rather from One-Dimensional Swell Tests (ASTM D 4546).

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