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.
September 2, 2007
Jerry D. Higgins, Richard J. Fragaszy.
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