Blending Natural Earth Deposits for Least Cost

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

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 2, Pg. 54-77

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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