Rehabilitation works in Queensland using foamed bituminous stabilisation

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Logitharan, Lokanantham R., Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam and Ramanujam, Jothi M.. 2015. "Rehabilitation works in Queensland using foamed bituminous stabilisation." International Journal of GEOMATE. 8 (16), pp. 1308-1315.
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Rehabilitation works in Queensland using foamed bituminous stabilisation

ERA Journal ID210663
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsLogitharan, Lokanantham R. (Author), Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam (Author) and Ramanujam, Jothi M. (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of GEOMATE
Journal Citation8 (16), pp. 1308-1315
Number of Pages8
Year2015
PublisherGeomate International Society
Place of PublicationTsu, Mie, Japan
ISSN2186-2982
2186-2990
Web Address (URL)http://www.geomatejournal.com/sites/default/files/articles/1308-1315-4157-Logi-June-2015.pdf
Abstract

Adapting foamed bitumen stabilisation is considered as the most cost effective approach in Queensland to expedite the rehabilitation works, especially after the major flood devastation in 2011. This paper presents the key changes made as well as the recent practices adapted during a road rehabilitation work to increase the return from the investment. In this process, initially, the designed width for subgrade lime stabilisation has been modified to minimize the moisture entry into the pavement. The dry modulus, three days soaked resilient modulus and retain modulus were used to identify the suitable base material for construction. In addition, a trail site was used to examine the bulking effect on base layer when adding lime as secondary agent, which helped to estimate the exact depth for foamed stabilisation. A few innovative techniques such as a two-layer compaction to effectively condense stabilised subgrade, was used to improve the quality of the outcome were also highlighted.

Keywordsfoamed bitumen, flexible pavement, pavement rehabilitation, stabilisation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401699. Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
400512. Transport engineering
Public Notes

Paper originally presented at the 5th International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment (GEOMATE 2015), Osaka, Japan, 16-18 Nov 2015.

Copyright 2016 by The GEOMATE International Society. In principle, no part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission in writing from the publisher.

Will be published in June 2016, and waiting to get feedback from the discussion to be received by Dec. 2015

Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland
School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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