Adaptability evaluation of pavement structure to replacement treatment subgrade of black cotton soil

Abstract

Aiming at the typical engineering problem of black cotton soil (BCS) subgrade under the alternation of dry and wet climate in the region of Nairobi, Kenya, this paper takes the pavement structure as the research object, and the numerical calculation model of BCS subgrade is established based on the consolidation coupling theory of unsaturated soil. Taking the modulus and thickness of the subbase as variables, the deformation characteristics and additional stresses of different pavement structures are analysed. Then the adaptability of different pavement structures to replacement treatment subgrade of BCS is evaluated by gray incidence decision analysis method. The results show that whatever the pavement structure is, neither subgrade modulus nor thickness is sensitive to the pavement surface deformation, and the deformation differences between each pavement structure are more obvious in wet season; the additional stress at control layer bottom and pavement surface decreases with the increase of subbase modulus, whereas the stress may increase at subbase bottom; the additional stress at subbase bottom, control layer bottom and pavement surface all decreases with the increase of subbase thickness for pavement Structure I and II. For pavement Structure III, the change of subbase thickness is not sensitive to the additional stress at the control layer bottom and pavement surface, whereas the stress at subbase bottom increases with the increase of subbase thickness. It is concluded that the most adaptable structure is pavement Structure I, which can minimize the comprehensive level of pavement settlement and additional stress.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/tse/tdaa004
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Civil Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
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Publication ISSN: 2631-4428
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 07:45
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2023 13:26
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Published Date: 2020-06-30
Accepted Date: 2020-03-12
Authors: Luan, Yingcheng
Ma, Yuan
Zhang, Weiguang
Zhang, Yuqing (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5825-0131)
Ma, Tao
Lee, Jusang

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