Document Type

Book Chapter

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

2.1 CIVIL ENGINEERING, Civil engineering, Geotechnics

Publication Details

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by CRC Press in Advances in Transportation Geotechnics on 2008, available online: https://doi.org/10.1201/9780203885949

Abstract

The construction and improvement of roads on peat lands has always been a challenging task in geotechnical engineering. Rampart roads, which are a particular feature of the bog roads in Ireland, are caused by the excavation of peat from the roadsides over many years for use as a domestic fuel. The historical development of rampart roads and current performance under the added traffic loading is discussed. Various road improvement methods have been applied to improve the road ability to carry traffic and the technical aspects and performance of the methods are discussed. In particular, the performance of the improvement methods is related to the geotechnical properties of the underlying bog foundation.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1201/9780203885949


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