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Field CBR by Ram Sewak

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The relative strength of in-situ soils and various base course materials is evaluated using the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) field test for use in pavement design. The field test process involves driving a piston into the test site's soil using a loading jack and comparing the piston load to the depth of penetration.

Field CBR test:

To ascertain the in-place conditions of soils and bases or to verify the findings of laboratory tests, field CBR testing is carried out on soil subgrades.

Purpose of CBR testing:

The main purpose of CBR Testing (California Bearing Ratio) is to gather information for paving road surfaces. The California State Highway Department invented it first. It is a penetration test that is primarily used to assess the subgrade strength of foundations, pavements, and roadways.

Main principle of field CBR

The CBR measures how deeply a bearing load can pierce a material in comparison to how deeply it can pierce crushed stone. Both stiffness modulus and shear strength are indirectly measured by the test, which instead provides a combined measure of both.

CBR test methods:

A standard-sized piston is used in the laboratory test procedure described in ASTM D1883 and AASHTO T 193 for the CBR test to compare the test specimen's resistance to penetration to that of a "standard" sample of well-graded crushed stone material. Other than resistance to penetration, the test does not characterize any other aspects of soil. The FM 5-515 Limerock Bearing Ratio (LBR) Test is a modified version of this technique created by the Florida Department of Transportation.

CBR testing can also be carried out in-situ on soil subgrades using a device that uses a penetration piston of the same size or a dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP). To ascertain the in-place conditions of soils or bases or to validate the findings of laboratory tests, ASTM D4429 is frequently employed as an exploratory test. The DCP and field and lab CBR methodologies will be covered in this blog post.

When is a CBR test required?

*Pavement layout:

In order to establish the strength of the subgrade soil and to enable adequate selection of the right pavement thickness for the anticipated traffic density as well as any measures for frost heave, CBR testing is conducted for the design of highways and housing estate roads.

*Foundation design:

Foundations are used to transfer loads from a structure to solid soil or rock. They can be deep foundations or the more common shallow spread foundations (strips, pads, and rafts) (piles and ground improvement). The stability of the subterranean earth and settlement are the primary determinants of foundation design.

The strength of the ground, seasonal moisture fluctuations, the effects of tree roots, frost action, river erosion, groundwater elevation, and buried structures / ground disturbance will all have an impact on foundation depths.

Importance of CBR test:

Early 1900s economic growth fueled the need for additional kilometers of higher-quality roads, which in turn boosted traffic on the highways. Engineers at the California Division of Highways (now Caltrans) created the CBR test in 1928 and 1929 to make sure pavements could be built affordably while still supporting the predicted axle loads. They developed the optimal crushed-rock base material's penetration resistance as a baseline against all other soil and base course materials.

Asphalt-non-nuclear density gauge:

A non-nuclear sensing tool called the Electromagnetic Density Gauge can measure asphalt's field density in real time. With the use of this technologically sophisticated tool for quality control, operators can quickly locate areas with poor pavement density and initiate corrective steps that will result in more uniform pavements.

Using an electromagnetic densimeter, you can:

Test on the pavement.

Continuous measurements are made in real time.

Displaying the average density.

Air voids. Maximum density.

Maximum operator safety due to non-nuclear devices.

999 measurement data records can be stored, and there is an RS-232 computer interface.

Using an infrared sensor to assess the road surface precisely (optional).

Batteries can be recharged for 32 hours continuously.

The charging source is 12Vcc or normal 230V 50Hz.

The relative asphalt density attained during construction is indicated by non-nuclear density gauges (NNDG), which are non-destructive tools. These instruments resemble nuclear density gauges (NDG). However, instead of using nuclear radiation sources, they employ electromagnetic radiation, which has practical advantages.

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