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Resilient Modulus of soils

Resilient Modulus of soils

Resilient Modulus of soils

For Calculating the resilient modulus of soils AASHTO recommends using Mr=1500*CBR for soils with CBR<10

Is there any correlation for soils that have higher CBR values for estimating the resilient modulus (Mr).


RE: Resilient Modulus of soils

We limit the correlation to a maximum value of 15,000, whihc I think is typical for DOTs using AASHTO '93 pavemetn design.


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RE: Resilient Modulus of soils


Thanks for your quick response.


RE: Resilient Modulus of soils

The AASHTO 2001 Design Manual suggests 2555 x cbr^0.64. If you plot a curve of this relationship, you will see a slope change at about CBR 25. The curve gets steeper.

RE: Resilient Modulus of soils

Ron, does that mean we can use the correlation (2555*CBR^0.64) up to CBR of 25?


RE: Resilient Modulus of soils

No. Actually the correlation is supposed to be valid for any CBR range, it is just that the curve becomes steeper with higher CBR values. Intuitivel that makes sense. The older 1500 x CBR had a limited range.

RE: Resilient Modulus of soils

We generally use this equation for evaluating the resilient modulus of Base material for AASHTO low volume road design.

Can the same equation be used for subgrade materials?


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