Technical Reports

Postmortem Investigation of the Kansas Test Track, Volume II

  • 01
  • Feb
  • 1979
AUTHOR: S. S. Cooper, H. C. Greer III, M. M. Carlson, A. J. Bush III, M. A. Vispi
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-32
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-79/09.II
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment, Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Structure Testing, Vibroseismic Testing, Penetrometer Testing, Trenching, Instrumentation
ABSTRACT: The Kansas Test Track (KTT) was comprised of nine different track systems, which were founded on a designed embankment. The KTT subgrade experienced premature failure in-service, and KTT operations were terminated in June 1975 after approximately six months of traffic. A postmortem investigation of the KTT was carried out in 1975 and 1976. Results of this investigation are presented in two volumes. Summary data, analyses, conclusions, and recommendations are presented in Volume I. Volume II is comprised of five appendixes which document the equipment and procedure used, and data obtained in KTT structures, vibroseismic, penetrometer, trenching, and instrumentation testing.
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