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Design Guide for Cut Slopes in Loess of Southeastern Washington

Description:

This guide presents criteria for site exploration, laboratory testing, and design of cut slopes in loessial soils for southeastern Washington State. Design schemes for slope drainage systems are presented also. A design checklist keyed to this guide is included in the appendix. A summary of typical soil properties and cut slope behavior is included.

 

  • Date Published: January, 1988
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 145.2
  • Last Modified: September 2, 2007
  • Authors: Jerry D. Higgins, Richard J. Fragaszy.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 71 p., 1,934 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Design, Drainage structures, Embankments, Guidelines, Laboratory tests, Loess, Properties of materials, Soils.
  • Keywords: Loess, cut slope, design, Washington (State)
  • Related Publications: Engineering Design in Loess Soils of Southeastern Washington, (WA-RD 145.1).


This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008