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Part 2: Evaluation of Subgrade Resilient Modulus: Resilient Modulus Estimation System for Fine-Grained Soils
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
  • Yuh-Puu Han
  • Thomas M. Petry, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • David Newton Richardson, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
A software tool was developed to estimate the resilient modulus of fine-grained subgrade soils. The subgrade resilient modulus is a key factor for use in mechanistic-empirical pavement design methods. However, for routine design use, the test method is too expensive and difficult to perform. Resilient modulus estimation software was developed with expert system approaches. Information entered by the user is first examined for reasonableness and accuracy. Then, data searching processes are initiated, and more than 30 estimation models can be invoked, depending on the availability of input data. All results were evaluated on the basis of certainty rules, such as how well data meet limitations existing during the model's original development environment. The user is given four alternate methods on which to base the choice of a resilient modulus that is most appropriate for the site: one based on certainty rules and three based on statistical methods.
Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Estimating,
  • Fine Grained Soils,
  • Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide,
  • Modulus of Resilience,
  • Software,
  • Subgrade (Pavements)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Regression analysis
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2006 Transportation Research Board, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Disciplines
Citation Information
Yuh-Puu Han, Thomas M. Petry and David Newton Richardson. "Part 2: Evaluation of Subgrade Resilient Modulus: Resilient Modulus Estimation System for Fine-Grained Soils" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_richardson/78/