Blending Natural Earth Deposits for Least Cost

by J.B. Ritter,
L.R. Shaffer,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 39-62

Document Type: Journal Paper


Materials for granular embankment or base course in highway construction can be obtained by blending natural earth deposits; mathematical theory of linear model programming is used to determine quantities of each available natural earth deposit to be blended so as to produce desired material at least cost; limitations of linear programming.

Subject Headings: Base course | Construction materials | Granular materials | Earth materials | Infrastructure construction | Computer programming | Embankment (transportation) | Mathematical models

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