Investigation of an alternative gravel roads rejuvenation method

dc.contributor.advisor Charles T. Jahren Zhang, Ziliang
dc.contributor.department Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering 2018-08-11T14:51:29.000 2020-06-30T02:55:27Z 2020-06-30T02:55:27Z Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014 2001-01-01 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Aggregate surfaced roads become coarser and coarser after a few years of service due to an inherent problem--dust emission. Fine aggregate in the surfacing material is kicked up by passing traffic and blown away as dust. One of the alternative rejuvenation methods is to replenish the missing fines to restore the gradation and plasticity of the in-situ material. Savings in the material and cost could, in return, benefit the environment and financial condition of the jurisdiction. Control and experimental test sections were established in three counties in Minnesota. Performance of test sections were assessed, which included monitoring of cross section profile change, gravel loss and loose aggregate measurements, gravel road condition rating, International Roughness Index, field observation, etc. Experimental sections in Jackson County did not perform satisfactory. However, one of the test sections in Beltrami Counties performed favorably well. A five-year cycle benefit-cost analysis revealed that a 20 percent of cost savings is also achievable in that particular sections. Another trial performed in Olmsted County is also included in this paper. The trial tested if the modified Class 5 Limestone Aggregate is appropriate for gravel road surfacing.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Civil Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management)
dc.subject.keywords Civil Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Construction Engineering and Management
dc.subject.keywords Dust Emission
dc.subject.keywords Gravel Roads
dc.subject.keywords Loose Aggregate
dc.subject.keywords Rejuvenation
dc.title Investigation of an alternative gravel roads rejuvenation method
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication thesis Master of Science
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