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Content: Front Cover; Table of contents; Preface; Welcome address; Organizing and advisory committees; Reviewers; 1. Invited lectures; 1.1 Special lecture; Trends and challenges in earthworks for transportation infrastructures; Mechanical behavior and earthquake-induced failures of volcanic soils in Japan; 1.2 Keynote lecture; Bituminous mixtures: From thermo-mechanical properties of components to structure calculation; Soil suction measurements in highway subgrades; Performance evaluation of shock mats and synthetic grids in the improvement of rail ballast. GRS structures recently developed and constructed for railways and roads in JapanSustainable pavement construction utilizing engineered unbound aggregate layers; 2. Geotechnics for pavement, rail track and airfield; 2.1 Pavement; Characterization of highly compressible marine clay for road foundation; Evaluation of the mechanical characteristics of recycled base layers produced by Full Depth Reclamation (FDR); Effects of lime content and amelioration period in double lime application on the strength of lime treated expansive sub-grade soils. The use of recycled crushed concrete as a road base materialAnalysis of traffic-load-induced permanent settlement of highway embankment on soft clay ground; Effects of freeze-thawing on mechanical behavior of granular base in cold regions; Characterization of hydrated cement treated crushed rock base as a road base material in Western Australia using disturbed state concept; Role of resilient modulus constitutive models on response of pavements; A prediction method of plastic deformation development of subbase and subgrade in concrete pavement. Thick-layer construction using sandy soil as material and embankment performance evaluation: Assessment of rolling compaction test resultsEffects of the environment-conscious pavements in Fukuoka University and its verification; Study of suction in unsaturated soils applied to pavement mechanics; Cracking and flexural behaviors on cement treated crushed rock for thin flexible pavement; Jet grouting deformability modulus prediction using data mining tools; Full-scale accelerated loading test for load distribution on subgrade due to CFA stabilized base. Failure on a roadside dip slope with partial anchorage system2.2 Rail track; Establishing linkages between ballast degradation and imaging based aggregate particle shape, texture and angularity indices; Laboratory tests on a ballasted rail track reinforced by geosynthetics; Evaluation of a linear elastic 3D FEM to simulate rail track response under a high-speed train; Improvement of rail track subgrade using stone columns combined with geosynthetics; Seismic damage assessment of an airport runway based on non-linear FEM analysis with special reference to crack occurrence.
Abstract: Advances in Transportation Geotechnics II deals with the geotechnics of roads, railways and airfields. Providing economic and sustainable transportation infrastructures for societies is highly dependent on progress made in this field. These contributions to the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (Hokkaido, Japan, 10-12 September 2012), held under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), cover a broad range of technical topics, including those addressed by the first conference held in Nottingham, UK in 2008. Advanc